Five Things That Caught our Eye
Every three weeks, we round up a list of five articles that caught our eye. Here’s our team's top 5 of the week.
Where Painting Meets Virtual Reality: The Google Tilt Brush
Google unveiled one of it’s latest creations last month and it’s called the Tilt Brush. Thanks to a VR headset and a digital paintbrush, artists can paint “life-sized, three dimensional strokes of just about anything.” Why do we think it’s cool? Well for one, it could open up the possibilities for how we develop design concepts for museums. Imagine being able to sketch life-size immersive installations, instantly sharing them with your team so that they too can experience your ideas first-hand.
Taking the Museum Experience Underwater
Off the coast of the Spanish island of Lanzarote lies the world’s third underwater museum created by artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. Like its predecessors, Museo Atlántico is a breathtaking exhibition of sculptures that evolve over time, as coral, algae and other living creatures begin to call them home. Beyond it’s visual beauty, the museum acts as “a striking reminder of humans’ ever-changing—and often destructive—role in the modern world.”
The App That Makes Your Phone A Portal to a Growing Number of Museum Collections
Google’s Cultural Institute has been working over the past five years to make art and culture accessible to the masses. With virtual tours of museums and collections of artwork and archives now available online, Google strikes again with two new updates to an app that enhances visitor experiences both online and in museums.
Rumor Has it: Brainstorming is Dumb
Some of us love them, some of us loathe them. Regardless of where you stand on the spectrum, a new study shows that perhaps our beloved team brainstorms are not the best way to come up with fresh ideas. Luckily, there’s a solution, and it’s called brainwriting.
The Role of Museums in Contemporary China
As the growing number of new museum exhibitions in China rises rapidly, some are left wondering what "the long-term effects may be on society and public urban space." A new exhibition in Berlin examines the role that museums have come to play within "the social, political, and cultural landscape of contemporary China." Featuring a series of 16 institutions as case studies, the exhibition seeks to question things like the place of museum design and curation in shaping national identity.
Oh, and for an added bonus this week, we thought we'd share this one too...
Moleskine Opens a Café
The mother of all notebooks has just opened its first ever café in Milan, Italy. A hybrid that brings coffee shop, art gallery and library all into one, it's pretty much a dream come true. A life-size version of the classic Moleskine notebook, we’ve got our fingers crossed that it makes its way to Montreal. And quick.