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K-12 Technology

Jan 03, 2019 2019-01-03

Mobile Learning

Art Museum in Augmented Reality

Students can see the complete works of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, including the Girl with a Pearl Earring, in augmented reality (AR). Google has made the paintings available on students’ smartphones. In total, 18 museums and private collections from seven countries contributed high-resolution images of the Vermeers in their possession. Google then compiled these works into a virtual museum. To experience the Meet Vermeer virtual museum, students will need to download the free Google Arts & Culture app to their iOS and Android smartphone with working camera, When they point their phone at a flat surface or wave it in a circle, they too will have a virtual museum floating above their desk. They can pinch and zoom on each of the seven rooms to “enter” the AR museum and view the paintings. If they enter the virtual museum on a computer, students can navigate a completely virtual version of those themed rooms. Cost: Free

Virtual Reality • Augmented Reality Arts

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