All about taking a photograph, Rube Goldbergily

David Dvir and his collaborators made a Rube Goldberg machine about making 2-D photographs, and then they made a four-minute(or so)-long video showing the machine in action:

Dvir wrote an explanation. And then the bunch of them made a video about making that video:

(Thanks to investigator Geri Sullivan for bringing this to our attention.)

Improbable Research