We all think we have an original eye when it comes to taking photos ... until we upload our shots onto Instagram and a quick geotag search yields hundreds of identical pictures. Thankfully, designer Philipp Schmitt now has a camera that would like to help undo your inclination toward the generic.
A "speculative design" (ie, not available for mass retail...yet), the Camera Restricta consists of a smartphone contained in a 3D-printed body. Every time a user wants to take a photo, the device locates itself using GPS and cross-references Flickr and Panoramio for photos that have been geotagged within a 35 x 35 meter radius; if too many images are indeed identified as having been taken in the vicinity, the body's shutter is retracted and the viewfinder blocker.
Good luck trying to get that shot of the Eiffel Tower with this thing in tow. Think of it as a gentle slap on the hand from your favorite art professor, followed by a micro lesson in creativity: "Be. More. Original."