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…

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).