Digital Daewoo Folding Screen DID-FS

This digital Daewoo folding screen (DID-FS) is fascinating expansion of a traditional Japanese art form, replacing painted or drawn panels with integrated LCDs.

Folding screens have a long history in Asia. In China, folding screens began as heavy partitions with substantial artwork; leather or cloth was used to hinge the panels. Japanese folding screens were used for a variety of purposes, ranging from tea ceremonies to extensive 8-fold screens used as performance backdrops.

(Digital Daewoo Folding Screen)

Each display can show different content; take your choice of traditional Japanese art forms, or watch four different news broadcasts.

Vernor Vinge wrote about something similar in 1999 in A Deepness in the Sky; take a gander at video wallpaper.

The central core of the parlor was an icosahedron of display devices, a tent of their best remaining video wallpaper...
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