January 25, 2022

New Today! Google Cultural Institute Launches New Arts and Culture Web Site, App and “Art Recognizer”

From a Google Blog Post:

We’re ready to pull off the dust sheets and introduce the new Google Arts & Culture website and app [iOS  ||| Android], by the Google Cultural Institute.

The app lets you explore anything from cats in art since 200 BCE to the color red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between.

Our new tools will help you discover works and artifacts, allowing you to immerse yourself in cultural experiences across art, history and wonders of the world—from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries:

• Search for anything, from shoes to all things gold

• Scroll through art by time—see how Van Gogh’s works went from gloomy to vivid

• Browse by color and learn about Monet’s 50 shades of gray

• Find a new fascinating story to discover every day—today, it’s nine powerful men in heels

But Wait, Here’s More…The Art Recognizer***

The Art Recognizer is now available in London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery, Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Just pull up the app, point your phone’s camera to a painting on display and find all the information you want to know about the artwork. We’re planning to roll this out to museums around the world—so stay tuned.

Direct to Download App For iOS and Android

Direct to New Google Arts & Culture Web Site

Read the Complete Blog Post

*** COOL!

PhotoMath is another example of an app (Free; iOS and Android) that recognizes an image and returns data. In this case, simply point your camera at a math/algebra problem and in a second (or less) you’ll see the answer (you’ll even see each stepp used to solve).

Here’s another: CamFind (Free; iOS and Android)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.