Interesting, unusual concept from artist Kit Webster, who has covered the surface of a flat panel display with a grid of square pyramidal prisms of various sizes.  The image displayed on the underlying screen is designed to interact optically with the prisms, bringing patterns of light and color up out of the screen into the third dimension.  This seems like a pretty rich technique for experimentation.  I don’t recall having seen it before, and between the number, size, shape, and arrangement of the prisms, and the huge number of ways the screen image could be designed to interact with them, the possibilities are quite vast.  [via Boing Boing]

PRISMATICA – Kit Webster

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://www.hotworksgallery.com jamesbx

    surplusShed.com has a good selection of surplus prisms. I got some lens filters there, and they are easy to deal with.

  • P coulombe

    This is a trick Brian Eno used in his installation “the quiet room” created in 1990.