James Clar | 3D Display Cube (2001-2009)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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3D Display Cube


(2001 – 2009)
Dimensions Variable
LEDs, microcontroller, acrylic and wire


The 3D Display Cube encourages the viewer to think about the limitations of current display systems and the representation of spatial data. To be able to recreate spatial data will allow us to display ideas closer to the way we envision and experience them; with depth. The 3D Display Cube was hand built and constructed from one thousand individually controllable LEDs soldered into a 10 x 10 x 10 freestanding matrix. The LEDs use a unique and efficient wiring system that has been granted a patent. Each LED acts as one spatial pixel and can be refreshed at a rate of over 60 fps creating a low resolution 3D television.


* Winner of I.D. Magazine’s “Design Distinction Award” for outstanding student work in 2004.
* USPTO Utility Patent for 3D Display Cube wiring system # 7,190,328


CHANEL Mobile Art, Tokyo 2008
WIRED NextFest, New York 2006
8th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo 2006
Digital Arts Festical, Tokyo 2005
Seoul Design Festival 2005
“Best in Show” NHK Digista TV show, 2005
WIRED NextFest, Chicago 2005

New Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York 2003