360-Degree Views of Carnegie Hall (and More) From Home

Google360ViewLast week, as reported by Wired, the Google Cultural Institute announced a new partnership with 60 performing arts institutes around the world to bring 360-degree view, live performances to online audiences.

Which means “you can creep up behind a violinist, hover above Henry V during a monologue, even zoom in to explore every brushstroke on the theater ceiling.”

This is yet another step in the right direction, because as Jim has written before, You Can’t Kill Demand for a Product by Giving It to More People. The article states, “while technology will never be a replacement for the real thing, it may well be the gateway drug for a new generation to become interested in the arts.”

Read more about the Cultural Institute’s performing arts exhibit here and experience it here.

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