Jason Kottke wrote earlier last week about a project we’d noted weeks ago, too — the Electronic Objects project. Its Kickstarter was successful beyond expectation ($762,612 more successful than expected) and rightly so: the hang is to bring digital art into a physical space. From the website:
There’s more art on the Internet than in every gallery and museum on Earth.
But many of these beautiful objects are trapped. They’re trapped inside of devices like our phones, our tablets, our TVs, our laptops — devices designed for distraction, living between texts, tweets, football games and emails from work.
So we’re making a new way to bring art from the Internet into your home.
Here’s Kottke, speaking on the project a few days ago:
Early last month, Electric Objects launched their campaign offering their “Computer Made for Art”, the EO1. If you remember, they were featured right here on kottke.org on their launch day. A lot has happened since then.
Their campaign has gathered almost 2000 backers and raised over $680,000, blowing their $25K goal out of the water. They announced their artist-in-residence program and had over 300 artists apply for a chance to work with EO to create art for the platform. Electric Objects is also also teaming up with New York Public Library Labs to offer a special artist-in-residence position. The selected artist will get to play with the library’s extensive maps collection in order to create digital art for the EO1. The artist gets a EO1 prototype kit, a stipend, time with the EO and NYPL teams, and their work will be shown at the 42nd Street branch of the library. More details and application information here.
The Electronic Objects frame is available for pre-order on its official site.