by Julia Y. Tsao
a piece of design fiction that explores future display technology. "curious displays" are display systems comprised of hundreds of one-inch display blocks. each block operates independently as a self-contained unit and is autonomously mobile, allowing movement across any flat surface. the blocks coordinate with each other to form larger display surfaces and forms depending on purpose and function (i.e. to do’s & reminders).
in this video: (*sorry, it's a little dark)
display assembles itself. then breaks apart. highlighting things in room (giving a picture some captions and reminding you the keys are on the table with arrows, don't be late for meeting with countdown, this underwear on the floor is dirty with flies swarming, remember to water plant with files swarming). the display reassembles itself for a moment. then morphs, spreads, explodes, splits itself, and finally goes home back in its box.
what if a display could run around the room to the pace of a movie, and break apart to reveal different pieces of a narrative, or something different all together?
art center grad show. fall '09. grad media design.