Google Arts & Culture Stories May 18

Last year Google debuted a machine learning with its unique “Blob Opera” and, thanks to some incredible remakes posted to YouTube, they ended up going somewhat viral. Now, Google is sending the Blob Opera on “world tour,” and it kicked off with a fun opening performance at I/O 2021.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories March 10

Google’s AR Synth web app puts you in a virtual electronic music studio

The latest virtual exhibit for Google Arts & Culture and YouTube takes a look at the history of electronic music from its inventors, artists, sounds, and technology. Google also built a fun AR Synth experience that lets you create a tune.

Google Arts & Culture Stories February 19

Google celebrates Perseverance rover landing w/ virtual fireworks, AR model, more

Google is celebrating the successful landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars with a virtual fireworks show, an augmented reality 3D model, and more.

Google Arts & Culture Stories December 7, 2020

Google Arts & Culture celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday w/ special concerts, more

To help celebrate one of the original “influencers,” Google is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series of special concerts in a year-long celebration of the composer’s “life, music and legacy.”

Google Arts & Culture Stories November 13, 2020

Almost every tech company was invested in virtual reality five years ago and saw it as the future. One Google effort was to use VR as a means to let students go on virtual field trips. Expeditions is now being folded into the Google Arts & Culture app as the dedicated experience shuts down next year.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories October 7, 2020

Google’s experiments with AR are continuing with the Arts & Culture app, which is now letting you apply an “Art Filter” to become classic artwork using the power of augmented reality.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories September 15, 2020

‘Art Zoom’ provides guided tours of masterpieces from music stars w/ Google Arts & Culture app

Google’s Arts & Culture app is a great way to learn about famous art, locations, music, and cultural phenomena. The latest series of “Art Zoom” utilizes Google Arts & Culture to offer guided tours of famous artworks by equally famous musicians and performers.

Google Arts & Culture Stories April 2, 2020

As we’ve been busy bringing all manner of 3D Animals and AR objects into our homes during the COVID-19 lockdown, Google has added a neat new feature called Art Transfer to the Arts & Culture app that turns your photos into classic works of art.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories June 11, 2019

Since I/O 2019, Google has launched a slew of augmented reality features from new Lens capabilities to 3D animals in Search. A previously announced Lens integration with the de Young museum in San Francisco is now also live.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories March 7, 2019

The Experiments with Google site showcases many creative uses of the company’s various platforms, including Android, VR/AR, and voice. The latest involves Google Arts & Culture and the Jacquard team launching an artist-in-residency program to explore the ATAP project.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories March 6, 2019

Google Arts & Culture recaps ‘millennia of human progress’ with CERN ‘Big Bang’ AR app

Google Arts & Culture is the company’s initiative to preserve and make art widely accessible through technology. The latest project takes a look at monumental human achievements with the help of 110 museums and institutions from around the world, along with a new AR experience for Android and iOS with CERN.

Google Arts & Culture Stories January 30, 2019

Google Arts & Culture adds Material Theme bottom bar and Camera tab for AR features

Google Arts & Culture often leverages augmented reality to share works through viral features like Art Selfies and Pocket Gallery. The Android and iOS app was updated this week with a new Camera tab that makes all these AR features easily accessible.

Google Arts & Culture Stories December 3, 2018

Google Arts & Culture is the company’s initiative to share and make famous works widely available online through high-resolution scans and other fun features. Most recently, Art Selfies allowed users to see what artwork they look like. The latest features augmented reality to bring together the work of Johannes Vermeer.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories May 3, 2018

Google Doodles are remarkably emblematic of the company’s whimsical nature and serve as an important, perpetual marker of an event or person. Today’s animation does both, celebrating the 1913 release of director George Méliès’ masterpiece The Conquest of the Pole. Google appropriately marked the occasion with its first-ever VR-enabled and 360° video Doodle.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories January 15, 2018

Over the weekend, social media was flooded by individuals sharing comparisons of themselves with famous pieces of art. This was all thanks to a new experiment within the Google Arts & Culture application…

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Google Arts & Culture Stories May 31, 2017

Google Search is now better at understanding art and surfacing relevant information. In partnership with the Arts & Culture team, there is a new interactive Knowledge Panel, while Street View in museums is using machine learning to recognize paintings.

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Google Arts & Culture Stories September 13, 2016

New natural history content in Google Arts & Culture brings dinosaurs to Google Cardboard

The Google Arts & Culture app was introduced last year as little more than a web wrapper, but it got beefed up with some more features — like Google Cardboard support — earlier this summer. But what good is such an app without dinosaurs? Today, Google has introduced a plethora of new natural history content — which, basically, means dinosaurs — in partnership with the Natural History Museum and 62 other museums and foundations. And it’s awesome…

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