Limnings, which date from the 16thcentury, are miniature portraitsoften worn as
jewelry. Digital Limnings: Miniature Memories reinvents this art form, using tiny wearable video screens to depict the jewel-like motion of a dancer and the subtle interactions between family members. The scale of the pieces beckons the viewer to approach quite closely. The interactive portraits worn by a dog and its owner in Experiments
in Digital Limningsmakes
use of this intimate viewing distance, responding to presence (the owner’s) and voice (the dog’s).