So in the web3 art space, specialist tools are coming online to let people display NFT collections in a way that flatters the work.
For physical displays - any TV, tablet, or phone - the streaming platform Niio
wants to bring on-chain digital art to a large audience. Niio builds a set of tools for artists and collectors to upload work, create "playlists" of that art, and share it with other users with Niio connected to a screen. And subscribers can display work curated by the Niio team themselves so they can enjoy the work without the knowledge required to search through marketplaces and chain analytics.
In the digital context, Danielle King highlights tender.art
, which builds off of fx(hash). Tender's "grail grids" give users a way to assemble works in different sizes of "tile" in whichever arrangements they choose. Viewers can then zoom in and out on the different works and see on- and off-chain information about them. This format plays well on a computer or tablet screen, but it also gives "curators" some room to create some contextual relationships between works, avoiding a rigid square format that wouldn't serve the works.