The Parallel Image device by Gebhard Sengmuller dives into the physical visualization of parallel connection between two displays that can transmit light through its thousands of wires.
I have to say, the point of this artistic installation is to demonstrate the capabilities of the wires, not an invention by itself.
I would love to have one of these in my house, that would be a lot of fun for sure.
“A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura. This media-archaeological, interactive sculpture is based on the fictive assumption that the currently still valid principle of electronically transmitting moving images, namely by breaking them down into single images and image lines, was never discovered. The result is an apparatus that attempts a highly elaborate parallel transmission of every single pixel from sender to receiver. This is only possible by connecting camera and monitor using about 2,500 cables. Unlike conventional electronic image transmission procedures, “A Parallel Image” is technologically completely transparent, conveying to the viewer a correspondence between real world and transmission that can be sensually experienced.