Just tv with live wallpapers?
I think the unique feature of this product is the curation and discovery of art through their API/software.
What Rdio is to music, is what the EO1 will be to art.
At least that's my understanding of it.
I would love to see this with an eInk display. No worries about glowing, acts more like an actual print, and honestly, I kind of like the aesthetic of the grayscale eInk display.
An artist could do some interesting things with the way that eInk displays can build onto whats on the screen.
I think a product like this was inevitable, and I can see it's value, but for myself, and I think a lot of visual artists would feel similarly, it simply can't replace a physical piece of art. What tumblr and other curated art sites/blogs have done for me is what this seems to propose to do, but it cuts out some of the good parts. Finding artists on tumblr and the likes has lead me to follow an artist, find out where I can purchase their art, and support them directly by purchasing their artwork, and hanging it on my wall. This product might make finding great art and artists easier, and make displaying their artwork on your wall easier, but it seems to cut out the part where you support the artist, and in some cases the part where what is hanging on your wall is actually a one-of-a-kind piece, or was hand-crafted in some way (a screen print, a photograph, etc). I think the people out there that feel the same way I do will not be attracted to a product like this, and will continue to make and purchase physical art, so I suppose I have nothing to worry about. It does raise some other questions though, but I think there are too many to address here in a comment, so I will hopefully follow up with a short post of my own. Thanks for sharing this Jonathan!
The good news is that "physical" and "digital" work isn't mutually exclusive (just at photography didn't replace painting), and both can be ways to support and extend the work of artists.
Absolutely! This is completely true, and I was reminded this by someone working on the project itself when I reached out to them about my thoughts. I'm excited for the development of art through digital mediums, and think both will go on existing, and will interact with each other. The existence of this doesn't mean the end of physical art by any means. Some of the questions it brings up could very well impact people making art though, so it's a worthy consideration I think.
16:9 is pretty awkward.
you mean 9:16
no i mean