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ARCHITECTURE AS FINE ARE
There is no doubt that the study of ancient architecture is the study of Fine Art. In the modern world, aside from being part of the financial elite, how does one get to study such architecture when most of the world is sunk in poverty and sinking deeper. Put another way, if most people in the world do not have physical access to such subjects, how can the tools of the New Media help bridge that gap?
THE NEW MEDIA AND ACCESS TO THE WORLD’S ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES
There is no doubt that the internet is the most fundamental of the New Media tools. Indeed there is no doubt that the internet has made all of the other tools of the New Media possible. Via the internet, we can go anywhere. In prior posts, we have written about how Museums themselves have used the New Media tools fufill their mission of make Art accessible to all. These have included included the Van Gogh Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.
Also through the Google Art Project, “Museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine incredible detail.”
NOW THERE’S AROUNDER
Arounder features 100+ world’s top destinations including thousands of attractions and places to see such as prestigious museums and historical cathedrals, unspoiled natural paradises and UNESCO sites. AROUNDERTOUCH, selected by Apple among “top 10 Apps” in 57 countries, ArounderTouch App brings Virtual Reality Panoramas from Arounder directly to smartphones and tablet. And, AROUNDERMAG, the virtual magazine available for iPad which allows readers to interactively visit the most beautiful destinations through a combination of panoramic images and exclusive reportages.
The user interface is clean, intuitive, and easy to use, for panorama, zoom, stop, enlarge, and tilt.
Check out the destinations above, including those in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania. We will feature more of these over the summer.