A new platform for visual media is emerging that offers a glance into the possible future of digital art. For graphic designers, animators, hoteliers and home owners, this new development could bring about a new way of visualizing art works previously relegated to the confines of your 15” laptop screen. Framed*, “a platform for new art forms”, as their website states, is a state-of-the-art wall mountable display screen which contains computer-level power with the ease and accessibility of a television. Framed* was designed for interior spaces with the possibility of displaying emerging digital or even interactive art.
But the question begs: is this any better than my flat screen TV?
Over the past 10 years, flat screen technology has become so widely available, multi-purposed and affordable (read: cheap), that for a product like Framed* to prove it’s real estate worth, it’s going to be an uphill battle. While viewing the technical specifications for the Framed* device, ones logic returns to a bigger issue plaguing the world of visual arts, especially the digital sector: what is the value of Art?
Unknowingly, in it’s creation Framed* has opened a veritable Pandora’s Box of issues relating to art ownership, cultural currency, and artistic value in times of financial unrest.
So we turn the question to you:
Would you commit an act of (possible) device redundancy, all in the name of “Art”?
Links to consider: http://frm.fm/