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Technology

Smithsonian launches 3D Collection and 3-D explorer

Smithsonian launches 3D Collection and 3-D explorer

Posted November 18th, 2013

3D, Museums, Technology

The Wright brothers’ first airplane and the skeleton of a woolly mammoth are among an array of artifacts available to view in a new online 3-D archive launched Wednesday by the prestigious Smithsonian museum. The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex, hopes its… Read More

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“Box” by Bot & Dolly

“Box” by Bot & Dolly

Posted September 26th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Design, Technology, Videoprojection, Videos

“Box” explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Design and engineering studio Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration…. Read More

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Pompeii 's Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

Pompeii 's Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Art History, Italy, Murals, Technology

The Villa of the Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies some 400 metres northwest of Pompeii, southern Italy. Although covered with metres of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in… Read More

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Robot teaches kids art of calligraphy

Robot teaches kids art of calligraphy

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Calligraphy, Education, Kids, Technology

Learning the art of calligraphy normally takes years or even a lifetime. But Japanese children could master calligraphy much quicker now. A robot teacher utilizing the very same techniques of one Juho Sado, a 90-year-old calligraphy master, to get those neat characters on paper, has… Read More

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Reina Sofia museum uses giant robot to restore works

Reina Sofia museum uses giant robot to restore works

Posted July 25th, 2013

Museums, Spain, Technology

In the basement of Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum, a giant robotic machine painstakingly scans a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro, slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots. The pictures taken by the machine, which uses infrared and ultraviolet photography, will help experts determine the… Read More

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Try Before You Buy – New App for buying art

Try Before You Buy – New App for buying art

Posted July 24th, 2013

Apps, Art Dealers, Technology

A new start-up based in Melbourne, Australia, has recently launched an innovative iPhone/iPad app that enables art buyers to “Try Before You Buy” with barely a few taps of a finger. The app they have developed, called WALNUT, allows people to download artwork of interest… Read More

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Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Posted July 17th, 2013

Art History, Restoration, Talks, Technology, Videos

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini uses advanced tools common in engineering and medical labs to unravel centuries-old mysteries of art. He spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process… Read More

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The history of the photographic process

The history of the photographic process

Photography has shaped the way we remember and how we are reminded. The discovery of these processes have forever changed our understanding of time. Photography has created an incredible cultural shift–our communication and expression forever changed. For the first time in history we could see… Read More

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e-David, the painting machine

e-David, the painting machine

Posted July 15th, 2013

Kinetic Art, Technology, Videos

e-David, the painting machine, uses visual feedback to create different kinds of paintings. It’s equipped like a standard robot with all necessary means for painting. Five different brushes can be used, color can be selected from a repository with 24 colors, brushes can be cleaned… Read More