Type Case

2010, Installation, printers’ type case, containing one LED in each of the 125 compartments.

The "Type Case" installation in brief



The installation "Type Case" is a low-resolution display with 125 rectangular pixels of different sizes. These are formed from the reflecting light of digitally controlled LEDs, embedded in each section of a European printers' type case. Due to the standardized fragmentation of its compartments, the density of visual information is decreased towards the objects' centre. Viewed close by, it is nearly impossible to recognize more than a flicker – however after moving some distance away, it becomes distinguishable, that the lights and shadows give a representation of the latest headlines.

Dimensions

Height: 62 cm
Width: 65,8 cm
Depth: 12,3 cm
Weight: n/a

Technical Requirements

Power socket 230V, Internet connection: WLAN or Ethernet (preferred WLAN).

Experiments

The reason for me to build "Type Case" was the odd devision of the small compartments. I was interested in craeting a display with pixels in differnt sizes and shapes.
I started with image compositions in Photoshop as static simulations:

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Old movie star with hat.
 
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Putting type back to "Type Case".
 

Betty Boop on "Type Case".


Links
Videos on Vimeo

http://www.vimeo.com/album/1163418

Videos on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL049F49496995314E

Photos on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_bircher/sets/72157624865316521

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