how does one "prepare" a digital camera? i've never heard of preparation in that sense, i'm very interested.
I’m using “prepared” in the musical sense of the word, as in “prepared piano” (see: John Cage), also as a stand in for “circuit bent”.
By adding wires, and other electronic components, I am altering the normal function of these cameras much in the same way that external objects are used to alter the timbre of an acoustic instrument.
Circuit bending is a term specific to the medium of electronics where the preparation of devices entails rewiring, short circuiting, and the addition of components or circuits to alter the output.
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Created using a prepared Canon Digital Rebel, manipulated in Hex Fiend, cropped in GIMP.