Google is building digital art galleries you can step into

by admin December 3, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Google wants to help you to take a closer look at the art world.

The company’s Arts & Culture app has long been one of the company’s cooler niche apps and one that I often feel guilty about overlooking every time I rediscover it. Today, the company has added another experience into the mix focused on collecting the known works of Dutch master artist Johannes Vermeer and curating them in a single place.

The feature looks a lot like many of the company’s other deep dives, including listicles of factoids, interviews with experts and editorials. What makes this presentation unique is that the company actually constructed a miniature 3D art gallery that you can utilize your phone’s AR functionality to plop into physical space in front of you.