What I describe here is how I got from an idea to a presentable art piece and I don’t want to write up a construction manual: How to build your own “Type Case” installation.
The installation "Type Case" is a low-resolution display with 125 rectangular pixels of different sizes. These are formed from the reflecting light of digitally controlled LEDs, embedded in each section of a European printers' type case. Due to the standardized fragmentation of its compartments, the density of visual information is decreased towards the objects' centre. Viewed close by, it is nearly impossible to recognize more than a flicker – however after moving some distance away, it becomes distinguishable, that the lights and shadows give a representation of the latest headlines.
Step 1: The idea
Most of the ideas I get, I forget as fast as they came, but I immediately had a good feeling about this one.