Electric Objects: A computer created to display art

Showcase art from the Web in your home with Electric Objects HD screen thanks to this innovative Kickstarter.

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Introducing EO1, a computer designed to bring the beauty of the Internet into your home. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

The Internet is full of beautiful and compelling art, but it can't be fully appreciated on a computer or smart device with emails, tweets and games competing for your attention.

That's where Electric Objects comes in. This integrated computer with a framed HD screen can be hung on the wall and displays art that can be changed as often as your mood.

"Our Web and mobile applications make it easy to discover, share, and display beautiful objects from around the Internet," the Electric Objects Kickstarter description states. "Available at launch for iOS and Android, control what appears on your display using our native applications."

The creators are working with artists as well as museums, libraries, and other organizations to bring the best of their collections from the Internet into your home.

The Kickstarter campaign, which ends August 7, has already raised almost $700,000 of its $25,000 goal and boasts nearly 2,000 backers. Those interested can still pledge anywhere from $25 to $4,999 for perks ranging from T-shirts to Electric Objects screens. There's also a chance to sponsor an Artist in Residence who will create one original work of art in your name.

 

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