An Infrared TV Which Uses Remote Controls As Pixels

Forget 4K displays. Artist Chris Shen has different ideas about how a TV should look — so he built a display from 625 linked remote controls to produce images using their infrared bulbs.

Shen rounded up a whole heap of old remotes, then rigged them up on a large metal frame with their infrared elements facing outwards. Then they were all linked up to an LED pegboard, using speaker wire, so he could send a video signal out to them.

With each remote acting as a pixel, the result is a video that can only be viewed through infrared goggles. It's a project filled with artist statement sure — he claims it's a meditation on technological evolution and power — but it's one we can get behind. Check out the video the system can pump out below — just be prepared to squint a little.

Shen's exhibition, INFRA, is currently on display at 18 Hewett St in London, until February 3. [Chris Shen via Slam X Hype via The Verge]

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