Hmm. Not too original concept – LED sign in gallery, enter text from the web. Webcam in gallery pointed at LED sign, visitors to the site can read the LED from…….their computers! Umm.. am I missing something here? It’s creators say this – but I think they are missing the point – it’s not enough to simply connect up spaces with words and spit out some theoretical mumbo jumbo about the social importance of the LED sign. What’s the difference between an LED sign and a computer screen displaying a chat in the gallery? Both are displays, both are real-time, and both can be viewed by local and online visitors…. umm nothing new here.
“Similarly, we want to expand the reach of an art opening and exhibition. The experience of using and viewing the LED sign on-line offers a thrill equal, at least, to being able to watch the sign in person. By placing the sign in the context ofan art gallery, we hope to isolate some of its broader meaning beyond the generally humorous/profane phrases humans tend to post. The sign, as well as the internet itself, shows us something true about our comic-tragic “nature,” which is one of the basic revelations of art.”
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