Just spotted: Digital artist Scott Garner turns a “still life” into an interactive piece of art with a game development program called Unity 3D and a motion sensing frame. Check out his work here. Traditionally, a still life is a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, which are inanimate and everyday. I hadn’t ever thought of a still life as anything more than static. But like we’ve pointed out numerous times, technology is pushing our ideas and the norms we’ve held about art. Interestingly, Wikipedia’s definition recognizes the expansion of its definition/genre in the 21st century with the rise of computer, digital, and mixed media art. The article shows a nice progression of the still life genre through the centuries. The Getty Museum’s past exhibtion The Still Life in Photography also explores the redefinition of the genre through photographs.