Sep 8, 2008

Nuit Blanche To Feature Wii-Remote 'Gun' Paintbrush Exhibit

Well, here's one for the so-strange-it-might-be-cool pile.

According to the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto website, this year's event will feature an art gallery entitled The Artillerist that "involves networking a series of Wii controllers embedded in fake plastic toy guns enabling visitors to use them as a series of customized 'brushes'" to create original digital works of art. Apparently by pointing-and-shooting your Wii remotes on the provided digital canvases, participants can paint original designs and then output a hi-resolution 11x17 print relica of your composition.

Pixel, the group behind this art installation, will be compiling and documenting the user-created work on their Flickr gallery.

Is it just me, or does the mere thought of using a Wii remote, locked and loaded in a plastic gun case and used to create digital pixel art, not sound like one of the most innovative uses of the device? Looks like someone finally showed up Nintendo!

Source - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

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