physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte
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.

‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005


‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005

‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005


‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005

  • 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 says:
  • clever 🙂

    orli says:
  • Actually, this is garbage. Looks old already.

    Matty W says:
  • 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 says:
  • 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 says:
  • Nice

    copernicus says:
  • windows! or what!

    krist says:
  • looks great…really love this idea

    Lenny says:

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