Dan Proops creates oil paintings inspired by digital technology and culture. He has a new show opening next month at London's Empire Gallery. The Creative Review Blog has a fascinating interview with Proops and more samples of his work. (Seen above, "76% Complete" and "The Girl with a Pearl Earring Censored." From the interview:
I believe the influence of Cubist philosophy on the graphic user interface (ie operating systems like Windows’ XP/Vista) has never been properly looked at. In my work I seek to set strong arguments for the connections between the many “viewpoints” set up in cubist paintings and the way PC and Mac operating systems set up multiple “windows” to allow the computer user to see and use and assimilate information.Link to CR Blog, Link to Dan Proops site
It cannot be overlooked that the theories and ideas set up by the cubist mentality of setting up objects and environments and viewing them from different vantages from within the same space has created the intellectual set of possibilities allowing the design and concept for the “Windows” interface to evolve.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.
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