My ever-present coffee pot, rendered in beautiful pixels
Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s “Combines,” Composite is an iPad app that lets you collage together bits of real life as if you were painting them onto the screen. The app pulls a feed from the iPad’s rear-facing video camera, and you brush your fingers on the screen to fix the images in place. Think of scrubbing your fingers over a steamed-up window so you can see through and you’ll get the idea.
If you still don’t get the idea, then here’s a very long video of the app in action:
Neat, huh? You can combine many different elements together onto a single image, and you can tweak alpha, blur and so on as you go. It’s a very modern take on painting, and one which is likely to produce some great results in the right hands. Itching to get started? Go grab it now. While the designers’ Web site is still under construction, the app is available now, for $2. A bargain.