Sure, you can put some art on your wall, but how about putting up some LED wall art that’s controlled via your iPad? That’s exactly what Greg Friedland did and I have to say that the results are pretty cool.
Philips is always working on new lighting technologies, and is a big proponent of OLED as one of the many new ways we might be lighting our homes and offices in the future. The artists of rAndom International have been showing off a really cool interactive display using Philips’ Lumiblade OLED lighting tech at the Design Miami ’11 art show this week.
This must be one of the largest rocker switch arrays that I’ve ever seen (or is it the only one?). Needless to say that I hope Valentin Ruhry got a volume discount on all those rocker switches used to create his display since he used about 4,750 of them to make it.
At first glance, the idea of a pricey pad of paper that looks like an iPad seemed a bit unnecessary to me. Then, I got to thinking that if I were an iPad app developer, these pads actually could be pretty handy for sketching out ideas for new apps.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having the kind of futuristic video screens you’ve seen on the walls in science-fiction movies and television shows, you might want to check out these impressive new screens from Runco.
Looking for a unique piece of art for your home or office that embodies your geeky aesthetic? Check out these cool LED light sculptures by artist/electrical engineer Andrew O’Malley.
Each of Andrew’s Electric Window digital sculptures displays a variety of intriguing images as they sit there on your shelf.
What might television look like in hell? Maybe a bit like this.
This incredibly lo-fi SatanVision television set was designed by David Forbes. It’s outputs of an unbelievably crappy 128×96 resolution image, and all of the pixels are red.
These cool new watches from Japan are the first LED timepieces I’ve seen that feature a touch-sensitive display.
Created by Japan’s SeaHope, the Dual Touch LED watch has a display that can react to your touch.
This new modular furniture system lets you create custom seating areas by rearranging pixel-like blocks into your own unique layouts.
Created by Joe Doucet, founder of the new design collective Bond., the Scape Modular Seating system lets you transform your living space on a whim, thanks to its moveable seating towers.
A while back, I reported on James Clar’s cool 3D cubes which could display images using a grid of about 1000 LEDs connected to a computerized controller. While Clar’s cubes are simply amazing, they can only display monochrome images.
This might look like a curtain of randomly assorted lighting fixtures. But it’s actually an interactive video display that can detect movements of passersby and mimic them using light.
Entitled Space Invaders 2008, the light installation uses a grid of 176 unique lighting fixtures to work its magic.
In keeping with tradition, Japanese watch importer TokyoFlash is getting set to release yet another watch that might require an advanced degree to read.
Their new Geomesh watch has a grid of 27 colored LEDs concealed beneath a mirrored finish.
Here’s another cool digital watch from the guys over at the LED Watch Stop.
The Giordano Curve LED watch features a matrix of 82 individual LEDs to display the current time in a unique vertical orientation.