Google Arts & Culture App
Google Arts & Culture is a mobile app with augmented reality technology created for both entertainment and educational purposes. Through the Google Arts & Culture app, one can explore the works of artists, the different types of artistic mediums, and the various art movements throughout history. One of the many engaging components of Google Arts & Culture app is the AR feature that allows users with newer smartphones to view real-size artwork in their own environments. By clicking the AR icon, users can see the actual size and scale of a work of art. Unless you visit the Louvre Museum, art lovers may not know how dainty da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (30 inches by 21 inches) actually measures, until one sees it in a life-size form.
Another whimsical feature of the Google Arts & Culture app is Art Selfie. After loading the free Google Arts & Culture app to your smartphone, the Art Selfie pop-up appears with the instruction, “Take a selfie and search thousands of artworks to see if any look like you.” Users of the app can assess whether or not the technology got it right. If users disagree with the results, they can retake the photo and launch the matching tool again. The Google Arts & Culture app combines AR, VR, and other technologies to create an immersive experience for appreciators of art of all ages.