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The world is changing towards a more technology oriented perspective on arts. This is not something new. It’s becoming a fact.

People spend more time using technology, more time on the web, more time using social media, so it makes sense that they’d spend more and more time reading in a similar manner. Continue reading

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Google’s Cultural Institute: digitizing art and history

Google Cultural InstituteThe idea that the world’s most important artworks should be made available online isn’t new. Also, the idea that we’re spending more and more time in an online environment can’t be denied anymore. We’ll let someone else ponder whether this is good or bad.

The idea behind Google’s Cultural Institute is pretty simple: they have partnered with museums and other cultural institutions in an attempt to provide people digital copies of important artwork or cultural landmarks. That way, they’re made available to anyone anywhere. Continue reading