Are you such a huge Apple fanboy or fangirl that you find elements from its iTunes, iOS and Mac OSX UI all over the place? That’s funny, because French artist Leo Caillard does, too. In fact, he went ahead and digitally rendered a world with that in mind – more specifically, the famous Louvre Museum in Paris.
The digitally rendered images show the Apple-inspired Louvre with coverflow and pop-up notifications along with other iOS and iTunes UI features. So, why did Caillard do this?
According to Wired:
“We see thousands of different pictures every day in news, art, fashion, internet ads, Facebook,” says Caillard. “Everything is together without any organization. People start to lose the ability to reflect on what they are looking at.”
Caillard arrived at the UI concept after visiting Paris’ famous museums. He saw visitors looking at masterpieces for five seconds at a time, the same way they look at pictures on a mobile phone, and then move on to the next painting.
It’s true that technology – especially mobile technology that allows us to connect anywhere, any time – might have done a number on our attention spans. Or perhaps it has killed our ability to slow down and really appreciate the finer things in life, like fine art. To prove his point, Caillard made the Louvre look like something that doesn’t take very much attention from us.
What do you think? Is it bad or good that tech is doing this to us? Or is it neither? That’s how Caillard feels–it’s changing us, but it’s not bad or good – it’s just different.
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