Lately, I've been thinking about screens. And I've always had an appreciation for arts. So then, I've been thinking about a merger between the two.
Something that you'd like to focus on. Something that would pull you in, in a serendipitous way.
Something that makes art more accessible to more individuals.
Something simple. Yet elegant.
Da Vinci would occasionally throw a paint-filled sponge against the wall and contemplate the random stains and what they might represent.
I think art can help improve our construct.
Good art that subliminally channels our cognition in a certain direction, without turning it into propaganda.
A very thin, sleek and classy screen. It sits on your wall and and displays artwork in HD. Just art, nothing else.
Uninterrupted. No ads. No sound. A naked screen. No frame around it. With a sleek, non-glossy black cover on the sides. No wires.
glimpse into the construct
A network of curators, artists, techies and well machines power the network.
The content is beamed from the cloud and directly to a standard sized device. The distribution model would be kind of like Amazon’s whispernet.
The owner could control/change what gets displayed. They would do this, by picking and choosing options from their smartphone. Which era, what type, free vs paid, different sources, regions, “APIs” e.t.c. A ton of ideas like that.
The preference settings would sync right away (cloud). Updated content from the cloud would be beamed almost instantaneously.
If anything wonky happens with the machine itself (hardware), you simply reboot it. It just needs one small button for powering it and resetting it (hold it for 7 seconds or more).
I thought of this idea, because it’s always sad to say goodbye to a good museum or art gallery. Also, there is never enough time and you don’t know when you are going to be back. If ever. So I thought:
Why not bring it inside?
Displaying it on a TV would mean that it would lose it’s sanctity. The experience, would just not be the same.
Luxury market. Or, could also be mass-produced.
I believe Bill Gates has a system in his house, which is somewhat similar. Advanced in some ways, because the “system” (not the screen) can distinguish a user that is nearby and then transmit images according to their preference. Yeah, we can build that into the system and more. But the focus should be on the content and in enriching the source(s). Not fancy features. I think. But I want to be challenged here.
Timing, could make all the difference.
A couple of days ago, I started thinking:
No. These individuals would not be who they were and would not be able to produce the works that they were able to produce. If they did not go through the set series of experiences that they had to go through.