LG Display presents AI-driven NFT artwork on transparent OLED


LG Display, a leading innovator of display technologies, has collaborated with Turkish-American new media artist Refik Anadol to showcase his latest AI-driven NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collection, ‘An Important Memory for Humanity,’ on its transparent OLEDs.

This limited-edition NFT collection utilises video, audio and health data taken from Inspiration4, the first-ever all-civilian spaceflight, to create a unique and expressive series of data visualisations.

While the wide spectrum of colours, lines and spots express their bold venture out into space, its depiction on a transparent OLED panel is a reminder of humanity’s technological evolution. This cutting-edge panel technology creates an awe-inspiring holographic effect that makes the digital art pieces appear to be floating mid-air, for an immersive media experience like no other.

The NFT art collection was recently auctioned off for $6.2M, with 30% of the profits going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the buyer receiving the NFT collection on a transparent OLED panel. NFTs use blockchain to assign ownership to a unique piece of digital content and prevent work from being duplicated, which secures their value.

“I understood how amazing the OLED can be for communicating data paintings and data sculptures,” remarked Anadol. “Especially LG Display’s transparent OLED is a very exciting medium because you can really see through the medium of data like a holographic experience while you are interacting with an AI.”

Anadol was able to leverage the transparent OLED’s revolutionary technology to visualise data such as telemetry, ultrasound, and heartbeats into an aesthetic masterpiece. This marks Anadol’s second time collaborating with LG Display, following his MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS: NATURE DREAMS exhibit for which he harnessed the transparent OLED display as a digital canvas to achieve creative imagery based on real-time environmental data.

The transparent OLED’s self-emissive nature allows it to provide the clearest images, slimmest design and a transparency rate high enough to seamlessly replace glass windows. LG Display is the only manufacturer of transparent OLED displays in the world. In addition to digital art, the company has employed the innovative technology across several areas and therefore can now be experienced in shopping malls, public transportation and interior designs.

Previously, LG Display’s transparent OLED made an appearance at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. to mark the iconic institution’s 175th anniversary. Through the FUTURES exhibition, transparent OLED presented interactive, digital artwork installations to thousands of museum-goers.

LG Display plans to present various transparent OLED-based interactive digital art throughout the year, including major art exhibitions held in North America, Europe and the rest of the world.

"We will continue innovating solutions that provide completely unique customer experiences with infinite scalability by harnessing the power of our one-of-a-kind transparent OLED technology," said Jin Min-kyu, head of Life Display Promotion Division at LG Display.

Caption: LG Display’s transparent OLED displaying an artwork by Refik Anadol (photo: LG Display)

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