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Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

RGB Color Bits

Sanghwa Hong

RGB Color Bits is an animated RGB LED panel which represents a mutual understanding of recognition between analog colors and 8 bit color data of a machine. We humans are surrounded by digital displays in this era and the high resolution of a digital display technology is blurring the lines between the real and the virtual world.

Images that we've seen though the digital displays look almost real but they are obviously composed of different elements, being composed of code and data. For example, the true red color through the digital displays and colored paper could have the same appearance but the inside elements are totally different. RGB Color Bit tries to show the constituents of digital color by physical RGB LEDs and 8 bit dots punched out of a wooden panel.

Images

All colors that can be represented with 24-bit RGB color data are animated with each color code. The installation represents how digital colors are constituted by geometrical aesthetic.

RGB Color Bits.

RGB Color Bits.

All colors that can be represented with 24-bit RGB color data are animated with each color code. The installation represents how digital colors are constituted by geometrical aesthetic.

Authors

Sanghwa Hong
Founder and artist, RECT2ELLIPSE, South Korea
Sanghwa's work is based on reinterpreting the ordinary. The ordinary has some good that makes our lives better but it's also usually seen as less valuable. Using technology, physical computing and engineering he creates objects that, on one hand can be seen as ordinary, but which also gives us a glimmer of goodness.