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Want to be alone with a masterpiece? Try AR

You are looking straight into the eyes of a baboon. You are so close that you could touch it. Everywhere you look, extinct animals are springing into life. A tiny, skeletal bat crawls onto your hand; close by you hear an ominous roar. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has taken the promise of augmented reality quite literally: its Skin & Bones app brings exhibits to life. Continue reading


Street Life: Capturing Edwardian Dublin

Street photography is not something readily associated with Edwardian Ireland, but between 1897 and 1904 a young medical student, J.J. Clarke, was creating fascinating images of Dublin street life. ‘Dubliners’, an exhibition of his work that first showed at the National Photographic Archive in 2001, has found a digital afterlife through a collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and Google Cultural Institute. Continue reading