If Big Brother had a chandelier, this would be it. "End of an Era" is an art project created by Ian Burns that attaches 16 small black-and-white TVs to a chandelier-ish frame. Each screen displays a live video feed (presumably received via the extended antennas in the pic), and from the looks of the screens, it's the same one on each. Well, that's kinda boring. I want 16 different live video feeds, Ian. I want this thing to look like some kind of 24 scene cutaway run amok — think you can handle that next time?
The spider-like fixture was part of Burns' collection displayed at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery in Soho in New York City last year. Too bad it's over — I'd love to see the remote control for this thing. I can only hope some bold manufacturer saw it and is currently planning on debuting a multi-screen, ceiling-mounted monitor sometime soon.