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Caryn James

Google Street View Goes to the Museum

  • By Caryn James
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  • February 1, 2011 6:18 AM
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You may think Street View is an invasion of privacy, but today Google launches a more more benign use -- in fact it’s a great, fascinating, time-killing site called Art Project, in which major museums around the world have chosen artworks to be photographed so you can zoom in and see any section in extraordinary close-up. For what it’s worth, the technology is gigapixel, with each image containing 7 billion pixels; what that means in real life is that you can see the brushwork, highlights and cracking paint in any tiny section of some amazing works.

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