Christian Korab commented on the panopticon photographic tool,
“It’s a tool that operates in an heuristic manner with stochastic information, so its not so much what the ego makes with the tool as it is what the tool does to guide the ego in the design process. Its a tool that needs to be held loosely in keeping with the nature of peripheral vision.”
This semester I taught two sections of Design Fundamentals 1, an undergraduate class. Every week I asked the students to allow their chosen material and tool to inform their design process. I asked them to strike a balance between control and looseness in their work so they would design an object that was neither forced nor a product of their preconceived idea of what it should be. Motion Lapse uses a tool that allows designers to have control of their bodily choices and allow the tool to document the stochasticity of the exercise.