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Robots enable web users to virtually roam London’s Tate art gallery at night
Opening up access to art galleries and museums is certainly a good thing, but for some entry can be too expensive, galleries can be located too far away or the experience can be ruined by bustling tourists. While Google’s Street View Art Projecthas already brought brick and mortar institutions into the digital world by allowing users to virtually walk through its rooms, the UK’s Tate Britain has developed the After Dark scheme, which enables anyone to browse the collection through a robot that moves around the gallery when everyone else has gone home. READ MORE…
Global vacation takes in famous scenes from art history
Regular readers of Springwise may remember VeryFirstTo from our recent coverage of their collaboration with A2B Bikes, which sent one couple on a guided e-bike tour of 12 world cities. Now the luxury magazine is returning with The Art Lovers Dream Trip, another one-off world tour that visits locations immortalized in famous works of art. READ MORE…
Swedish gallery measures buyers’ emotional responses to art pieces before selling
Money makes the world go round, and — in the case of a competitive auction — the lot will always sell to the bidder with the biggest bank balance. However, in the past we’ve seen Nike Mexico’s Subasta de Kilometros app enable joggers to win equipment simply by tracking longer running distances than their rivals in auction. Now a Swedish gallery has held An Auction Based on Emotions, which sold glass sculptures only to those who had the most intense emotional reaction. READ MORE…
Site uses algorithms to tell collectors when to buy and sell emerging art
The art market is a notoriously messy and unpredictable one, but nevertheless a cash cow for gallery owners and dealers. In the past we have seen platforms such as Artsy make the discovery and purchase of famous and lesser-known works a little bit easier, and now a new service called ArtRank aims to quantify the value of artists in the emerging fields of net.art and street art. READ MORE…
App lets homeowners stream art through their TV
Owning a masterpiece is not a pleasure the average consumer enjoys, but being able to hang some art on the walls is something most people would like to do. While some services such as ARTtwo50 have brought the price of original works down to a fairly affordable USD 250, Artkick is an app pursuing a different route by broadcasting renowned paintings and photography into living rooms through the TV. READ MORE…
In Japan, airport baggage carousels are populated with fun art
Trips abroad are usually fun enough that consumers put up with the more boring parts — waiting in airports and the long-haul flights — but do they have to? In the past we’ve written about Virgin Atlantic’s on-boardGallery in the Air, and now a number of Japanese airports are using baggage carousel art to entertain those waiting for their suitcases. READ MORE…
Digital fridge for kids’ drawings rewards parents for archiving their art
Unless they’ve pursued art from a young age, most adults will admit that they’re no good at drawing. However, their parents will probably have a pile of their work that once held pride of place on the kitchen fridge. Hoping to get today’s parents to archive their children’s work, the Canvsly app is a way to digitize kids’ drawings, share them, and gain prizes for doing so. READ MORE…
Site helps starving artists with second-hand creative supplies
Art materials can be expensive, especially those trying to make creativity their full-time occupation. At the same time, many households often have materials lying around the house without getting used. Creative Resale is a platform that helps anyone to resell their unused art supplies to those that need it. READ MORE…
Investors scheme supports local artists, offers artworks instead of shares
For a while now, the community-supported agriculture model has been connecting residents with locally farmed goods in return for investing in those farms. Aiming to do the same for the arts, CSA+D in Brooklyn, NY, is a studio which enables those in the community to purchase shares in the work it produces. READ MORE…
Seoul government’s giant ear sculpture actually listens to the public’s opinion
In a true democracy every citizen has a voice, but it can be the case that many don’t feel like politicians actually listen to it. In order to promote itself as open to what the public has to say, the Seoul government has installed Yobosayo – a large, ear-shaped sculpture that records the opinions of passersby and relays it over speakers in City Hall. READ MORE…
AR app brings kids’ drawings to life
While Australia’s Jellybeanstreet has enabled parents to turn their kids’ doodles into prints for the home, a new app is bringing those drawings to life in a different way. When viewed through the colAR augmented reality app, children see their colorings turned into animated, 3D characters. READ MORE…
iPad app enables homeowners to buy original art for USD 250
We’ve already seen Artsy provide a way for anyone to browse the world’s art, with facilities to buy a piece for themselves. However, a lot of original art isn’t in the budget of typical households. ARTtwo50 is a platform that sells one-off pieces for USD 250, with users able to see what it might look like in their home through augmented reality. READ MORE…
Uruguay forces businesses to reveal tax payments via QR codes
We recently saw how US restaurant Harney Sushi is teaching its customers about sustainability in the fishing industry through edible QR codes placed onto its meals. In another campaign to offer transparency to consumers, the Uruguay Tres Milliones scheme is now making it mandatory for high street stores and restaurants to place QR code stickers on their premises, detailing information about how they pay tax. READ MORE…
Cargo train is turned into travelling art gallery
Virgin Atlantic has already launched an in-flight art gallery to enable its Upper Class passengers to buy a piece of culture while they fly. Now Station to Station is another project that aims to create a dynamic, mobile gallery – this time in the form of a cargo train that will house collaborative works from a curated list of artists as it travels from coast to coast. READ MORE…
Through platform, fans commit to fund Youtube artists’ every upload
Since the advent of file sharing, musicians have come up with a multitude of novel ways to fund their work, such as Pikup, the app that tracks users’ music listening habits and remunerates artists accordingly. Using the crowdfunding model, new startup Patreon enables fans to automatically donate money each time online content creators upload a new piece of work. READ MORE…