Barco is showing how the fast-growing digital art medium (and associated digital canvases) can take wellness solutions to the next level with their own digital canvas media art.
“Their wellness benefits have been the subject of research and are worth reading up on in the context of our industry’s offerings around wellness and biophilia,” Tim Sinnaeve, managing director at Barco Residential, notes. “If we stay a little closer to the current focus of biophilia however, as biological attachment to nature, I am most excited about an experience we’ve started calling ‘Window on the World.’ Here we use our digital canvas to create something ranging from resembling an actual window to mapping an entire wall.”
“Imagine using that to create a life-size ocean, mountain or forest view,” he says. “This could be a client’s own ocean view streamed from their beach home! From a technology perspective, it’s also an interesting example of how the different technologies we use to create our canvas enable different experiences. In this case, with the architectural integration possibilities we’ve built into our projectors, projection really allows you to “push over the wall” without being left with a big black hole when it’s just a wall.”
A Whole New World of Wellness
As the current discussion of wellness and biophilia focuses mainly on human-centric lighting, soundscape and indoor air quality, the emerging category of digital art and digital canvases remains to be deeply explored, with companies like Samsung, Barco and Blackdove (to name a few) venturing into how their solutions factor into personal wellness.
In the case of Barco, their prior expertise in the realm of creating unique and engaging experiences with gaming, movies and new media art seemed to fit perfectly into bringing biophilic installations into a home through technology. This also coincides with a growing re-examining of technology within a home. Instead of being left noticeable technological elements, more and more people are flocking towards technologies that incorporate more naturally into home design.
Another version of this article originally appeared on CE Pro.