By using a novel algorithm that dynamically displays a set of digital content based on emergent computation (D-Flip), we are developing an actual application for paintings.
We propose a dynamic, flexible, and interactive display platform for paintings. With this a prototype is developed which is possible to dynamically make a flexible layout of hundreds of paintings in real time according to the variety of interactions of the users. It is expected to stimulate more interactions among the users while viewing. Each of the paintings is like a living object saying look at me. This will enhance one of the most enjoyable parts of appreciating paintings, which is to share communicative art appreciation with friends, in the classroom or other group environments.
Each painting tries to become larger, and simultaneously try to avoid overlapping with neighbors on a PC display. The paintings which users take interests are enlarged for easy viewing. Information regarding the painting including title, author's name, museum information, era style, genre, production year, is displayed in the Wall Label which appears next to the enlarged painting. By choosing a feature from the Wall Label selections, users can view a group of paintings with similar attributes. Similarly, users can collect the paintings of similar color. In addition, users can collect the paintings with the same attributes within the circles drawn by his/her hand. The current prototype provides other useful functions such as “Map View” which shows the locations of the museums storing the paintings on the world map, and “Timeline View” which displays the paintings according to the date they were created.
Users can observe the displayed paintings on a PC display and interact with them by using cursors, touch panels, and gaze input devices. Multiple users may interact simultaneously with them while enjoying communications. Keyword inputs, which are detected by a speech recognition, may also be an input method. We can assume a variety of display hardware configurations based on this platform, such as the display resolution, the number of displays, also the size of the display.
An example in which paintings with same author gather
An example in which paintings with same color gather, respectively
An example in which paintings move to the location of the musium
An example of using Venn diagram: collecting paintings with similar attributes