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IRIS by HYBE – New kind of monochrome LCD display

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Created by Korean collective HYBE, IRIS is a media canvas with matrix of conventional information display technology, that is a monochrome LCD.Through the phased opening and closing of circular black liquid crystal, IRIS can create various patterns and control the amount (size) of passing lights.

IRIS is an interactive medium for visual simplicity which uses the passage of ambient light, not emission of light itself. The installation below consists of 400 LCDs (20×20), 20 Custom-designed Arduino compatible controllers and Processing and Kinect used for both autoactive & interactive content play.


IRIS was selected and supported by the Da Vinci Idea Program(2012) by Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon, KOREA

  • Anyone know where one could find such black liquid crystal displays?

  • I was thinking the same thing. I have never seen an LCD like that… I

  • WOW~!!!!

  • I have been searching and have only found things the size of calculators! I must get my hands on some larger square ones that aren’t a custom order ;)

  • Kafka82

    Have a look at this –
    they can make customised panel as well – ie the electrodes layer can be arranged to make any pattern. The problem you need to order lot of them


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  • Andres Alvarez

    Lovely installation!!! it would be awesome if you guys tell us witch company manufacture those LCD