As a kid I didn’t dream of being a police officer, a fireman or a doctor.  Nope, I fantasized about being a secret agent, chasing criminal, fighting evil doers and for some odd reason crashing through windows in an attempt to escape the bad guys that chased me.  Suffice to say the day dreaming was pretty vivid.  It’s just too bad I didn’t have a way to take make my dreams a bit closer to reality.

Which is exactly what Konica Minolta Dream Printer does.  Placed in a park, kids were asked to write down on a piece of paper what they dreamt of becoming and then insert the note into the Dream Printer.  What happened next was anything but expected: the Dream Printer some how, if not almost magically, printed out a caricature of them in that very dream.   A boy a police officer, a brother and sister a prince and princess, and many many others.

The secret behind the Dream Printer?  Well, as far as the kids were concerned, some magical technology.  The reality you ask.  Hidden inside of the printer wasn’t a supercomputer, or special machine that analyzed what the kids wrote, but instead an actual living and breathing artist who sat for hours rendering images on the fly and within seconds from within the printer.

This post is sponsored by Konica Minolta

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."