For architecture and artistry I would use the hexagon and incorporate 7 imagers. One imager per side except for the mounted side. The 7th imager facing downward is 360° located in the center. Each camera has interchangeable edges which are see thru covers for the camera behind. The covers between vertices can be flat or convex pending the application. The imagers are 12mp+, same size as the one in your smart phone.
Conceptual size for this IPVM thread will be vertex to vertex edge is 2" x 3.5" with a 45° base side to bottom side angle.
For design and visionary this camera will require LiFi to transmit data to the network. No coax, cat6, wifi needed.
Power is still required so I will need to invent a LV distribution pack. This plenum rated power supply can be adapted to existing lighting fixtures above ceiling to provide a radial power source for all IoT devices that might linger above the ceilings in the near future.
The cameras natively support an analytic mesh network where meta tagged objects in the video are assembly for 3d symmetry video and forensics.
Additional single and multi-lens images will exist in all shapes and sizes where camera imager placement and triangulation is accomplished by enrolling the dimensions of sought of an internal and external space or location into a software I will have to create that can perform the optimum mapping.
I think I fail on originality as this is still a camera, perhaps it needs my Alexa like abilities to also provide other services such as RTLS, AV, Notification, Access Control such as my virtual turnstile I posted in IPVM somewhere.
Thinking about this post makes me want all devices to be smart, so should all cameras running off of Android? Think of how much more a camera could do as a service. The world's devices will go smart and be multi-tasking robots needed to simplify modular systems all performing an individual task.
The camera and access control system should be one as a device and brought into every building everywhere. There is simplify not enough data we can synchronize to fulfill our curiosity and leisure.
The comet is coming!