Today, the Smithsonian Institution unveiled their new 3D viewer. It allows you to see a small selection of their 137 million piece collection up close. Projects like these can revolutionize the future of museums, but also: it’s really fun to turn Lincoln’s head different colors.
Sometimes I lose my mind a little bit and can’t be on the computer. The tail end of last week and this past weekend was one of those times. So here is the subsequent backdrop in stories I wrote.
Have you ever wanted to touch a GIF?
My ex-boyfriend used to drag me to art show after art show. I had always liked art, especially photography, but after constantly making the rounds of every gallery in London and Birmingham, I had developed an unfortunate visceral distaste for it.
However, not everything was awful. One out of every twenty or so exhibits I saw impressed me so much that I never forgot them. One such exhibit was the V&A’s “Isotype: international picture language” which I saw in the winter of 2011. It was small, but we spent over an hour in the gallery. I don’t know why, but a few weeks ago, it dawned on me how relevant these are to today’s infographic trend.
So I wrote about it.
Image from the Getty’s Open Content Program.
In browsing the Getty’s 4600 open content images, you find whatever it is you want to find. Apparently, I wanted to find depictions of death.
lsm_one (1996) by Philip Sanders. Courtesy of the Internet Archive.
A new project/art exhibition at the New Museum hopes to rejuvenate artwork that is languishing on obsolete forms of media. Read more and see some of the early video uploads over at Motherboard: