An Imaginary Museum
The shift from analog to digital came with seemingly endless possibilities, but at the same time an overwhelming choice and less intimate viewing experience. This Imaginary Museum attempts to bring some intimacy back between the viewer and the subject, and invites individuals to save and frame digital content as artifacts.The imaginary Museum consists of a digitally hacked View-Master and (RFID enabled) paper discs. Instead of stereoscopic sightseeing through diapositives with an original View-Master, these Imaginary Museum discs activate digital content from the web to be viewed though two high resolution micro screens inside the viewer. Each disc holds a collection of 7 meaningful digital things (still, moving, 2d, and 3d) curated by various artists and designers. To view a collection one must simply place a disc in the viewer and press lever down to change scene. An Imaginary Museum was developed for House for Contemporary Art Z33’s NewTimes New Heros presentation.
‘Hacked’ Original or 3d printed casing, custom electronics, RFID paper discs.11 x 11 x 10cm