Deeper, more meaningful art-experiences with digital
Gavin Mallory
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The slow, close inspection of a painting is terrific and a valid way to experience art. I like the guided viewing which made me discover Still’s surprisingly complex use of color. The Google gigapixel view is similar but user-directed. However… may I challenge you and your colleagues to think about other distances and angles? Some paintings are best appreciated both from across the room and up close, let alone in context with other works in the same gallery. Google’s adaptation of Street View doesn’t deliver this experience at all well and 360 views are not that successful either. The ultimate test would be to deliver an immersive digital experience of a piece of sculpture carved in the round and viewed from all angles, heights and distances. In the meantime, keep doing what you’re doing!

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