Monday, February 7, 2011

Art Project

During my recent art tour in London, Paris and New York I was struck by how many museum goers were digitizing the experience on their smart phones.  Masterpieces reduced to pixelated images have become the perfect souvenir, infinitely better than a postcard or refrigerator magnet.  Until now.  Google's newly unveiled Art Project offers easy web access to some of the best art and museum interiors in the United States and Europe.  To date, more than 1000 works have been painstakingly photographed for super-high, mega-pixel resolution.  A zoom feature allows one to observe details and brushstrokes that gallery visits, and the human eye can not always provide.  How cool to be living in the boom of digital innovation.  After my coffee meeting tomorrow morning I'm going to wander around The Hermitage.

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