The poetry of big screen TV displays

Tech Culture

How do companies decide what images to show on their big screen TVs at trade shows like the Computer Electronics Show?

"You look for stuff that's challenging for a display. Fast motion, snow," said Bruce Tripido, senior director of the marketing entertainment products division at Sharp Electronics. "If you see images that don't move much, you know their screens can't handle it."

After you see a few hundred displays, however, they begin to blur together and form a new visual art form. It's a commentary on our times really. Here's what I saw in a brief walk:

A watermelon in a waterfall.

A close up of lychee nuts.

Istanbul at sunset.

Irish dancing and a violinist.

A woman walking through a hall filled with chandeliers and smiles knowingly. Later, she is happily startled by a vase.

A close up of water droplets on a leaf.

People pointing at sedimentary rock.

Soccer players reflected in a skyscraper.

A bike falling. A child running inside.

A powerboat lowered into the water with a crane. Onlookers looking amazed.

The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift.

Two parrots on a branch. One keeps moving close to the other, which tries to escape.

A woman climbing a mountain in a ball gown. She looks like the vase woman, but the hair is different.

Ayers Rock.

A lady meditating in a baseball cap. Then her kids disturb her, Everyone laughs.

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