Wall Monitors

Start-ups turn flat-panel TVs into works of art (USATODAY.com). USATODAY.com – An expensive new digital television is big, beautiful, flat and can hang on the wall. Some might even consider the set a piece of art.

– Source: Yahoo! News – Technology; 3/16/2004; 9:23:00 AM

Change is not always earth-shattering, but sometimes comes in happy little nuggets (to paraphrase Bob Ross). As monitors approach wall-size, their uses multiply. I would love to see the integration of the products described in the above story into future monitors, allowing me to see works of art in all their glory. This opens up art now confined to museums and private collections to a global audience. I also see martian landscapes seen from future HDTV-enabled rovers, live-feeds of the sky from various telescopes around the world, the latest video from deep-sea exploration, performance art, and (dare I say it?) life-size “adult” entertainment. Who knows…maybe one day I will be able to step through a wardrobe into Narnia…

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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