“Sun Burn (Screen Saver)” Penelope Umbrico

umbrico sun burn (screen saver)

Sun Burn (Screen Saver) is comprised of 365 images from my project Suns from Flickr complied into an animation, and then converted into a screensaver. As a screensaver, the implied danger of burning a whole into your screen is, in fact, not a real threat: the longevity of our newer screens is no longer effected by intense of light or form in one place. Current screensavers function purely for entertainment and distraction, and in fact they use more energy than if the computer were allowed to just go to sleep. – PU


Airing as a prologue to the Were the Eye Not Sunlike program, April 1-3, 2015

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