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Virtual Museum Lets You View the Complete Works of Vermeer in Augmented Reality

Virtual Museum Lets You View the Complete Works of Vermeer in Augmented Reality

Johannas Vermeer is one of art history’s most prolific painters. While his body of work comprises less than 40 pieces, his paintings can be found in a myriad of museums—both real and imaginary. In
The recently destroyed National Museum of Brazil lives on in Google’s new virtual tour

The recently destroyed National Museum of Brazil lives on in Google’s new virtual tour

In September, a fire ripped through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum, destroying more than 90% of its collection of 20 million scientific and historical items, including…
Google Revitalizes Brazil’s Fire-Ravaged National Museum with Virtual Tour

Google Revitalizes Brazil’s Fire-Ravaged National Museum with Virtual Tour

Earlier this year, 20 million irreplaceable artifacts housed by Brazil’s National Museum were lost in a fire. As the museum did not have a platform for viewing most of these works digitally, many
Google chronicles the people and places behind Indian Railways’ 165-year journey

Google chronicles the people and places behind Indian Railways’ 165-year journey

On April 16, 1853, India’s very first passenger train set out on a 34 kilometre journey from Bombay (now Mumbai) to Thane, carrying 400 people.…
Here’s how you can see the world’s largest collection of Frida Kahlo artifacts, no museum fee required

Here’s how you can see the world’s largest collection of Frida Kahlo artifacts, no museum fee required

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Google Arts and Culture app will make available to the public the largest virtual collection of Frida Kahlo artifacts and artworks ever compiled in one place. This is
7 examples of how AI and machine learning are changing the arts

7 examples of how AI and machine learning are changing the arts

GUEST: Data, artificial intelligence, machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL): These make up the zeitgeist of our current times. We read these words constantly. We also hear they will leave no

The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”

Adrian Chen writes about the Google Arts & Culture app’s facial-recognition algorithm and how it relates to the ideas of John Berger and Joy Buolamwini.
Even celebrities are having a fun time with the Google Arts and Culture app

Even celebrities are having a fun time with the Google Arts and Culture app

The best part about the new doppelgänger feature in the Google Arts and Culture app is how inaccurate it is from time to time. These celebrities, who posted their art-based lookalikes online, would
Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized

Celebrities Are Sharing Their Art History Doppelgängers Found With Google’s Art App

Guys, this app is DEAD ON. A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Jan 14, 2018 at 3:26pm PST By now, you've probably heard of the Google Arts and Culture app. Its newest feature matches
Google’s viral art selfie app raises concerns of privacy and racism

Google’s viral art selfie app raises concerns of privacy and racism

Google’s Arts & Culture mobile app has gone viral over the past week for the most unexpected reason. It’s able to compare a selfie with an extensive library of paintings and return the one that
These are the internet’s funniest tweets about the Google Arts & Culture app

These are the internet’s funniest tweets about the Google Arts & Culture app

Art history has never been so hilarious. If you use any form of social media, from Twitter to Instagram, you’ve probably seen…
Here’s everything you can do on the Google Arts & Culture app

Here’s everything you can do on the Google Arts & Culture app

If you’ve been on social media the past few days, you’ve probably seen your friends posting their historical art twin alongside their…
How to use the Google Arts and Culture app, aka how to find your museum portrait doppleganger

How to use the Google Arts and Culture app, aka how to find your museum portrait doppleganger

You’ve probably noticed by now that everyone you know is sharing photos of famous works of art that eerily look like their…
Google’s Free Museum App Will Match You With Your Famous Art Doppelgänger

Google’s Free Museum App Will Match You With Your Famous Art Doppelgänger

In the age of social media, how we interact with art is constantly being redefined for our increasingly connected world. Museum Snapchats and memes have people reimagining paintings and sculptures as
PSA: Google’s art selfie feature is US only for now

PSA: Google’s art selfie feature is US only for now

Google’s Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it’s taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app…
This free app finds museum portraits that look like you

This free app finds museum portraits that look like you

Isn’t technology fascinating? It feels like just yesterday, the biggest invention was the colorful iMac G3. But now that it’s 2018, apps…