Samsung Unveils Digital Canvas for the Art Lover’s Home
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Samsung Electronics has debuted its digital canvas prototypes, which are similar to digital photo frames but that can take up entire walls.
“An electronic gallery could spark considerable interest in art that moves, that changes based on the viewerâs mood or the time of day, and interactive art that reacts to movement,” Scott Birnbaum, vice president of new business development for Samsung Semiconductor, said in a statement.
“The Samsung SM’ART Gallery Panels will enable art buyers to transform a room of virtually any size into a changeable electronic gallery with any number of art pieces,” he said. These new digital canvases would be initially targeted to fine art connoisseurs, both institutional and individual collectors.
Through a cloud-based art selection, buyers could initially view the works of art through a handheld device for quicker browsing. For now, inventory--not technology--is the problem. Samsung is reaching out to artists to convince them to participate. The company may find early success in talented artists that have not yet come to the public’s attention.
For the prototypes, two sizes were developed: 21.9-inches wide by 33.9-inches tall offering a 1:1.5 aspect ratio (portrait), and 48-inches wide by 27-inches tall offering a 16:9 aspect ratio (landscape). Pricing and availability has not been determined.
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