Micro 16 Camera, 1946
Artifact no. 1981.0934
Canada Science and Technology Museum

Publication/Creation Date
Wm. R. Whittaker Ltd. (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
Technological integration is one of the defining features of today’s wearable technologies. For example, devices like smartwatches, biometric clothing, and augmented reality glasses, for all their enhanced functionality, are regularly integrated within already-established (and even mundane) wearables, such as wristwatches, clothing, and eyeglasses. Similarly, developers of spy cameras—a particularly compelling group of pre-digital wearable technologies—often invested as much time determining which existing technologies their cameras could successfully integrate with (for purposes of concealment) as they did on improving their primary technological function (recording still images). This Micro 16 camera was designed specifically so that all its components, including the lens and viewfinder, would remain flush with its surface. This enabled the user to slide the camera neatly into a common cigarette wrapper, or box of playing-cards, for easy—and sneaky—transport.

Made in Los Angeles, California, USA.
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Spine Torso
Technology Keywords
Marketing Keywords
Wm. R. Whittaker Ltd.

Date archived
March 30 2018
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Wm. R. Whittaker Ltd.. (1946). "Micro 16 Camera, 1946
Artifact no. 1981.0934
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/2897