A View from John Maeda

PowerPoint Paintings

Paintings of PowerPoint presentations might be better than the real thing.

  • October 19, 2007



I’m attending the Pop!Tech conference here in Camden, Maine. There are many remarkable speakers here, like Steven Pinker and Daniel Pink, but what I am most surprised by is the “human renderer” who sits in the upper-right balcony of the proceedings.

The artist paints images that convey the spirit of each talk in real time with color and words. I think the fact that each image is not a literal interpretation of the speaker’s presentation feels fresh. Very iki.

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