physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte
 
physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte
jul 11, 2010

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte

‘scrollbar’ by jan robert leegte, 2002 computer projection, wooden construction, white paint

 

 

 

artist jan robert leegte explores the cross over between the physical and digital worlds through his art. one of his areas of interests is translating iconic elements from digital environments into reality. scrollbars are a frequent feature in these pieces including these two pieces. ‘scrollbar composition’ is a freestanding structure that appears to be a series of digital scrollbars made from wood. the earlier piece ‘scrollbar’ is similar, buy only featuring a single bar. both works are made from wood structure painted white with digital projections of the scrollbars overlaid, animating the scrolling actions.

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005 

 

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005

 

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005 

  • looks great…really love this idea

    Lenny
  • windows! or what!

    krist
  • Nice

    copernicus
  • maybe the only scrollbar is clever. it is cool .. but the others are too too much . it only reminds me some not well planned software, making a lot of noisy windows on the screen, frustrating.

    nigriv
  • I like the idea… after being a slave to my keyboard all day, I go home to get a quick bite… spill the milk… life has no command x, but instinctively I go for it

    tim harris
  • Actually, this is garbage. Looks old already.

    Matty W
  • clever 🙂

    orli
  • this looks great. I think it could be improved upon with an OLED surface though instead of a projection, gee you’d have to been darn accurate with projecting such fine elements.

    cagey

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