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12 Southern California museums and cultural centers you can visit virtually

The entire state may be on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean people can’t visit museums and cultural institutions, at least virtually. In response to the stay-at-home order to fight the spread of the virus, several local institutions are offering a way to experience culture, art and science with new online programming. Much of the online programming is free, but donations to keep these institutions going are accepted. Here are a dozen places in Southern Califo...
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This is Photography’s Debt to André Kértsz – The Quintessential Photographer

If I was asked to make the claustrophobic choice of picking only one photographer's work to keep with me forever as a source of inspiration and imagery, André Kertész's work would be it. All right … I'd have a hard time ruling out a lot of photographers like Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark or Josef Koudelka, but in the end, Kertész would be the one. But why him? Because he did everything when it comes to photography, and he did everything at a great level of mastery. His images are still surpris...
Tags: Google, Photography, New York, America, United States, Paris, New York Public Library, Google Cultural Institute, Moma, Public Domain, Budapest Hungary, Edward Weston, Chicago Art Institute, Josef Koudelka, André Kertész, John Szarkowski


Google Digitizes and Puts Online a Vast Archive of Latino Artworks and Artifacts

You can't understand human culture in the 21st century without understanding American culture, and as anyone who's spent time in most any major U.S. city knows, you certainly can't understand American culture without understanding Latino culture. I write this while traveling in Los Angeles, a city that makes that point with particularly impressive force, but just a few moments with an overview of Latino art will underscore the vitality it has provided America, and thus the world. You cou...
Tags: Google, Art, California, College, La, America, Los Angeles, History, Detroit, Seoul, Google Cultural Institute, Diego Rivera, Miami Dade College, Facebook Twitter, Rivera, Detroit Institute of Arts


8 Painters Who Had a Very Real Effect on Today’s Photography (And Some of the Photographers They Influenced)

The artist must train not only his eye, but also his soul. Wassily Kandinsky  Everything we see hides another thing; we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. René Magritte The relationship between painting and photography has extended the possibilities of image creation. When photography appeared on the scene, it was supposed to herald the democratization of portraiture (among other genres, like landscapes and still-lifes). Photography gave painting the freedom it needed to burst in...
Tags: Photography, Light, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Google Cultural Institute, Wassily Kandinsky, Bosch, Cindy Sherman, Norman Rockwell, Escher, Vermeer, Rockwell, Magritte, CC BY SA, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustave Doré


Harry Potter at the British Library: Challenges, Innovations, and Magic

Last Friday the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition opened at the British Library. It is a much anticipated showcase of Harry Potter artefacts, including many from the vaults of Bloomsbury and J.K. Rowling herself. It also offers a fantastic chance to see some of the British Library’s most rare, historic, and difficult-to-display items. We visited the British Library to talk to co-curator Tanya Kirk about the challenges of putting on the exhibition, the pioneering elements of the project...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, New York, Featured, Thames, America, David Cameron, Museum, Public Libraries, Libraries, Exhibit, Literature, Harry Potter, Edinburgh, Portsmouth


With We Wear Culture, Google Cracks the Fashion Code

We Wear Culture is a virtual fashion show, an online archive for fans of “haute couture.” At the helm of the behemoth’s foray into fashion is Amit Sood, director of the Google Cultural Institute. Google's Art & Culture expands to new We Wear Culture. Check out the new foray into digital art, fashion & image: https://t.co/Uu43LXqgEW — CU ATLAS (@cuatlas) July 11, 2017 An expansion of the Google Arts & Culture project developed by Sood in 2011 that launched with high-resolution images of a...
Tags: Google, Fashion, UK, New York, Design, London, Pinterest, Youtube, Advertising, Digital, Luxury, Museums, Paris, Brazil, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tokyo


Bet the Farm

by Laurie Gudim   Luke 20:41-21:4 There’s a saying among my relatives: “bet the farm.”  It means to put your whole self behind a venture, to risk everything you have, to give it all you’ve got.  As you might guess, my ancestors were all farmers.  In the 1870s they bet the farm to flee from Russia in the middle of the night the day before a son was to be conscripted into the army.  And half a century later my grandfather, in his middle years, bet the farm to become a Lutheran pastor.  It was neve...
Tags: Google, Russia, Religion, Jesus, Google Cultural Institute, Elijah, Nazareth, Fort Collins Colorado, Speaking to the Soul, Widow of Zarephath, Ann Fontaine, Laurie Gudim, Laurie Gudim Luke, Bet The Farm, Giovanni Lanfranco, Public Domain Link Like


Preserving digital art: How will it survive?

For millennia, people have created art—in media ranging from paint on cave walls to metal or stone sculpture to computer-generated images, sound and motion. In recent years, many have made an effort to digitize physical art in an effort to preserve it for future generations and make it accessible to a wider audience. And many contemporary artists have produced creative works using digital media, to be experienced completely online. Yet while the cave paintings in are an incredible 20,000 years...
Tags: Google, London, New York City, Google Cultural Institute, Vint Cerf, Arts & Culture, Digital Art, Rhizome, Google Arts Culture, Google in Europe, Google Arts And Culture, Art Preservation, Dragan Espenschied Rhizome


Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future

We live in 'cloud time' too, says jet-lagged author in speech A jet-lagged Douglas Coupland, recently departed from "The Lab" in Paris where he was "artist-in-residence" at that mysterious wing of the Google Cultural Institute, whatever that is, declared in a pre-written speech that "the future is already here".…
Tags: Software, Paris, Google Cultural Institute, The Lab, Douglas Coupland


Google has taken nearly 2000 multi-gigapixel images of great works of Art by using servers to stitch together lower resolution images

Google has created the Art Camera, the device was created for the Google Cultural Institute to photograph artworks from museums around to world to archive and preserve them. Google says the camera is so powerful, you can zoom in to see all the brush strokes and dabs of oil paint in a Van Gogh piece, for example.Google has built over 20 Art Cameras and is shipping them to museums around the world for free, enabling the organizations to digitize their artwork and documentsThe online works are here...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Technology, Camera, Innovation, Raphael, Tate Britain, Google Cultural Institute, Christ, Picasa, Van Gogh, Tate, Gigapixel, Imaging


Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know

First Published: July 24, 2009; Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Google may be a synonym for search, but it’s not restricted to that feature alone. If you are not a tech-savvy person then chances are that you are unaware about majority of Google’s products and services. Anyway, how many Google products and services do you use? The common answers will be Gmail, Google+, Drive, Docs, or an Image Search. But Google is well beyond that. Over 1 billion Google Search users. Over 1 billio...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Tools, Technology, Microsoft, Dart, Internet, US, Social Media, Tech, Blogging, Google Analytics, Google Voice, Google Glass, Google Docs, Hmd


National Museum of African American History and Culture finds a new way to tell stories

Next week marks the grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A museum 100 years in the making, the NMAAHC is much more than just a collection of artifacts. Within its walls, visitors will take part in an immersive journey into the important contributions of African Americans in the United States. It’s a mosaic of stories — stories from our history that are core to who we are as a nation. And we’re proud to help bring these stories to li...
Tags: Google, John Lewis, Youtube, Washington, America, United States, Selma, Smithsonian, Google Cultural Institute, Martin Luther King Jr, National Park Service, Google Blogs, Congressional Black Caucus, Ebenezer Baptist Church, ALC, Cultural Institute


An extinct world brought back to life with Google Arts & Culture

Many millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth and sea dragons were not just Hollywood creations, but fearsome predators that stalked the oceans. It’s a world that vanished long ago, but one that continues to fascinate those seeking to understand the origins of life on our planet. Starting today, anyone, anywhere can explore this world on Google Arts & Culture. We’ve partnered with 50+ of the world’s leading natural history institutions to bring this lost world to life again online. More ...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, London, Australia, Russia, Berlin, Earth, Brazil, Google Cardboard, Google Cultural Institute, Darwin, Dorset, Google Blogs, Amit Sood, Martha


Google to help Indian Railways digitize heritage assets

Indian Railways is collaborating with the Google Cultural Institute to exhibit its heritage assets like bridges, steam locomotives, buildings, artefacts and museums over the latter’s platform, reports TechFactsLive. The agreement will help the Railways digitize its assets which can then be accessed online for free. The Railways also plans to launch a dedicated rail heritage website as well, although it does not provide a timeline for it. Other than this, the Railways claims it is in the process...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Delhi, Google Cultural Institute, Railways, Kolkata, Indian Railways, National Museum, Indian Museum, ASI, GCI


Google Cultural Institute adds history & other features to sites

The Google Cultural Institute (GCI) has updated its Google Arts and Culture website and app to allow users to browse the history and view panoramic imagery of historical sites like the Nalanda University. Additionally the company has added features like scrolling through art using a timeline and browsing painting based on color. Users will now also be able to use VR headsets like Google Cardboard to take a virtual tour of the Sanskriti Museum, which hosts a collection of Indian arts and crafts....
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Mobile, News, Internet, Youtube, India, Washington Dc, Google Cardboard, Delhi, Google Cultural Institute, Kolkata, National Museum, Indian Museum, ASI


Google adds VR tours of Sanskriti Museum, Nalanda University to Arts and Culture app and site

The Google Cultural Institute (GCI) has updated its Google  website and app to allow users to browse the history and view panoramic imagery of historical... The post Google adds VR tours of Sanskriti Museum, Nalanda University to Arts and Culture app and site appeared first on MediaNama.
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Mobile, News, Internet, Virtual Reality, Google Cultural Institute


The new Google Arts & Culture, on exhibit now

Just as the world’s precious artworks and monuments need a touch-up to look their best, the home we’ve built to host the world’s cultural treasures online needs a lick of paint every now and then. We’re ready to pull off the dust sheets and introduce the new Google Arts & Culture website and app, by the Google Cultural Institute. The app lets you explore anything from cats in art since 200 BCE to the color red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between. Our new tools will help you disc...
Tags: Google, New York, London, Washington, Rome, Kanye West, New South Wales, Google Cultural Institute, Van Gogh, Monet, Google Blogs, National Gallery of Art, Kandinsky, INSA


Google to Digitize California State Archives Exhibits

Good news for California historians and researchers: a new partnership between the California State Archives and the Google Cultural Institute has been announced. This will allow for digitization of the Archives, making them accessible to all. The post Google to Digitize California State Archives Exhibits appeared first on Little Bytes of Life.
Tags: Google, California, Archives, Genealogy, Google Cultural Institute, Alex Padilla, News & Events


CA archives accessible online with new Google partnership

The California State Archives is teaming up with the Google Cultural Institute to make its exhibits available worldwide and online.
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Brand Purpose In The Experience Economy

The source of value for business and for an economy has always come from access to or control of a key resource that people need or want. For centuries, that was land and natural resources, then, it became access to financial and human capital required for the development of the manufacturing base of the industrial age. Somewhere in the 20th century we entered the ‘Information Age’, where access to data became a key source of advantage as services and communications began to dominate develop...
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Google Street View struck down by Indian Govt for security reasons: Report

The Indian government has rejected Google’s plan to map Indian cities, tourist spots, mountains, etc. using the 360-degree panoramic Street View feature, PTI reported. Government officials told PTI that the rejection came after unnamed security agencies and defence forces performed “detailed analysis” to decide whether Google’s Street View could compromise the country’s “security interest”.  A spokesperson from Google India refused to comment on the government’s rejection stating that the PTI r...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, News, Internet, India, Policy, Google Maps, Mumbai, Google Street View, Google Cultural Institute, Bangalore, Mapmyindia, Ministry of Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, PTI


A new digital stage for The Sydney Opera House

Just say the word Australia, and people immediately think of the elegant sails of the Sydney Opera House, jutting out into the water of Circular Quay. An Australian icon, this architectural wonder transcends its location. And starting today it’s easier for anyone, anywhere in the world to experience the many sights and sounds of this masterpiece, with the opening of the Sydney Opera House on the Google Cultural Institute.The Google Cultural Institute provides a new digital home for the Sydney O...
Tags: Australia, House, Sydney, Google Cultural Institute, Opera House, Elizabeth Ii, Google Blogs, Sydney Opera House, Utzon, Peter Hall, Nicole Car, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jørn Utzon, Ove Arup, Google Arts Culture, Kate Lauterbach


An eye for detail: Zoom through 1,000 artworks thanks to the new Art Camera from the Google Cultural Institute

So much of the beauty and power of art lives in the details. You can only fully appreciate the genius of artists like Monet or Van Gogh when you stand so close to a masterpiece that your nose almost touches it. As you step back from the brush strokes, you wonder how it all comes together. At the Google Cultural Institute, we know that people love experiencing art in close detail. Millions of people spend time exploring our ultra-high resolution “gigapixel” images, inch by inch—spotting something...
Tags: New York, La, Culture, Netherlands, Google Cultural Institute, Van Gogh, Monet, Rotterdam, Google Blogs, Cultural Institute, Australia India, Armand Roulin


Can machines be creative? Meet the Google coders teaching them to make art

Can machines be creative? Google believes that you can teach a machine anything you want. At the Google Cultural Institute, the coder artists in residence teach machines how to view images like humans and create art from them. The post Can machines be creative? Meet the Google coders teaching them to make art appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Photography, Trends, Web, Features, Computing, Machine Learning, Google Cultural Institute, Cool Tech


Indian Museum ties up with Google Cultural Institute to digitize its galleries

Artifacts, historical paintings and sculptures within the galleries of Indian Museum will soon be available in a 360-degree panoramic format through a tie-up with Google...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, News, Internet, Google Cultural Institute


Google's Gigapixel Camera Reveals Minute Details in Famous Works of Art

The beauty of the world's greatest works of art can be found in the tiniest details, from brush strokes to hidden signatures — like the miniscule dabs of paint that create the impression of light reflected on turbulent water in "The Port of Rotterdam" by Paul Signac. The Google Cultural Institute recognized this and developed the Art Camera, a custom-built robotic camera that can produce ultra-high-resolution images. Capturing works of art in gigapixel images that contain more than 1 billion...
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Google’s new Gigapixel Art Camera plans to catalogue the art world in ultra high resolution

Google, the company that wants to catalogue and index the entire planet has expanded its view into the world of fine art paintings from the lights of Monet and Van Gogh with their new Gigapixel Art Camera. More akin to a large format scanning back than the sensor inside your DSLR, this camera certainly isn’t intended [...] The post Google’s new Gigapixel Art Camera plans to catalogue the art world in ultra high resolution appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Museum, Dslr, Google Cultural Institute, Van Gogh, Monet, Gigapixel, Gigapan


Google’s gigapixel captures of famous masterpieces let you see every stroke

The Google Cultural Institute has created a robotic camera that captures ultra-high resolution images of artwork. Museums around the world will soon be able to put it to use preserving their collections and sharing the results online. The post Google’s gigapixel captures of famous masterpieces let you see every stroke appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google's robotic Art Camera digitally preserves art masterpieces in gigapixels

The Google Cultural Institute has created a robotic camera that captures ultra-high resolution images of artwork. Museums around the world will soon be able to put it to use preserving their collections and sharing the results online. The post Google's robotic Art Camera digitally preserves art masterpieces in gigapixels appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Photography, Trends, Museum, Google Cultural Institute, Cool Tech


Google’s Art Camera paints a detailed picture of the art world’s greatest masterpieces

The Google Cultural Institute has created a robotic camera that captures ultra-high resolution images of artwork. Museums around the world will soon be able to put it to use preserving their collections and sharing the results online. The post Google’s Art Camera paints a detailed picture of the art world’s greatest masterpieces appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Photography, Trends, Museum, Google Cultural Institute, Cool Tech