Where the checked luggage goes

Posted to Self-surveillance  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam put a camera on a piece of checked luggage and recorded the winding path of conveyer belts and luggage lifts. It’s like a scene straight out of a cartoon.

Be sure to check out the 360 version too. It’s the same route as above but you can click and drag to see all around as the luggage moves through. [via Laughing Squid]

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