Electric Objects began as an experiment in computing, a screen dedicated to displaying art from the Internet in the home. We asked: can we build a computer that doesn’t demand our attention? Can we build an operating system whose software doesn’t crave every iota of our brain-space? Can we build an experience that fits the most precious and personal space in our lives, a space that we define in order to better define ourselves.
It was late 2013 that we first wrote down these questions (though we were by no means the first to do so), and a little over a year ago that we made public the product we had built in attempt to answer them. And it was thanks to you all that we were able to bring that product into the world.
One by Rick Silva, from Oregon Oriented Ontology.
The last year has been nothing short of remarkable. Electric Objects was met with a fervor, for the product yes, but also for the movement that it seemed to represent: the idea that we aren’t done discovering what computers can add to our lives, that we’ve only just scratched the surface of what computing can offer, that we can build machines that fit the human environment.
But Electric Objects has never really been all about hardware. It’s a community of like-minded artists, organizations, and art fans coming together in celebration of Internet culture. Those of us who believe there’s another way to enjoy the Internet, one worthy of the walls in our home.
Today, with the release of Art Club, we’re making that clear.
And for those interested in the latest shipment update, check out Tuesday's update here.