Remote Palette: Warhol 2.0
By Maria Popova
In 1985, Andy Warhol painted Debbie Harry on the first Amiga, creating a timecapsule of cultural history as he illustrated — both literally and figuratively — the dawning possibilities for creativity in the digital era to come. But as Warhol placed his first pixelated technicolor-like strokes on the 16-bit beast, we have to wonder what he would have said, what he would’ve created, had he been able to envision, let alone play with, the remarkable advances in creative technology available to us today.
That’s exactly what inspired London-based digital agency Dare to create Remote Palette — a visionary iPhone and iPad duo app that demonstrates how the two devices can work together across space to empower rich and engaging drawing experiences.
Remote Palette does exactly what it promises to do — the iPad screen serves as the blank canvas, with several base colors available, upon which you can draw using the iPhone as a remote palette. Although the actual interface is incredibly simple and basic in terms of artistic capacity, we’re excited about what Dare calls “invisible technology” and its possible applications in everything from education to collaborative creation.
Meanwhile, a hat tip is due to the Dare team for the clever promo: To demo the app and pay homage to their inspiration, Dare got their own Innovation Director, Perry Price, to reenact Andy Warhol’s iconic hamburger-eating scene, only this hamburger is served on an iPad:
The app is only $0.99 in the App Store, so grab it and explore for yourself.
And for a related Warhol 2.0 bit, don’t miss the brand new Andy Warhol augmented reality app the Andy Warhol Museum in New York launched yesterday, which adds a layer of Warhol-related locations to the popular Layar augmented reality browser.
Published October 14, 2010