now that i've laid out all the technical stuff, i wanted to throw out some creative uses ive thought of for doing this.
-audio/midi/sensor controlled- i think it would be cool to trigger different images or change the speed/patterns in the montage based on external input, it could work with sound, like a crazy ipod dock, or be part of a midi controller, or maybe just be triggered by an IR/sonar sensor to trip out anyone walking by.
-changing landscape- if you had a landscape, you could have different things going on in different parts of the montage, including ghetto >> animation. this could work along with sensors/input to create an interactive piece.
-juicebox cube- with 6 of these going for $25 on overstock, its worth trying to create a picture frame cube thing. the images could all show different views of a lanscape or something, so it would be like looking into a 3d world. wooooo....
-midi gui- i spend a lot of time building midi controllers, and having a color lcd display information is very helpful. For instance, One lcd could display a list/grid of effects for a given song, and a second screen could display which knob/slider controls which parameter. A microcontroller could move to the right screen based on input (although expect a slight delay). Its kinda cheesy, but for the price theyre going for, its not a bad value.
anyone else got any ideas?