Paintings by their very nature are fixed.  And by fixed we mean they’ll never change in terms of composition.  Some just can’t live with that idea and that’s perhaps what motivated Scott Garner to build this moving painting.

He started by dressing a standard LCD TV with a custom wooden frame to give it the appearance of a normal painting.  Next, he used a a rotating mount from Ergomart, which allowed the set to be rotated by hand without falling off the wall.  He then added a a spatial sensor from Phidget and coded what he calls a “simple C’ application that works in tandem with the sensor, which feeds the data to the screen.

The result? Turn the TV on its axis and the fruit, plate and vase will fall in the corresponding direction.  To sell it a step further, he also used a “camera tied to the sensor data with all lights and objects parented to it so they rotate in unison.”

It’s a pretty compelling piece of art work that any tech hound would probably be willing to invest in.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."