In recent years, Google's Arts & Culture project has been leading the way in terms of innovating the practice of using technology to preserve landmarks and great works of art via digital 3D copies. Increasingly, these efforts are also giving history buffs the chance to experience classic works and spaces with unparalleled intimacy through the wonders of augmented reality.
Some of the oldest art on Earth was created 36,000 years ago on the walls of the Chauvet Cave in France. However, these days, physical access to the cave is restricted in order to preserve the site.
After debuting its virtual Pocket Gallery last year with the works of Johannes Vermeer, Google Arts & Culture has released a sequel that brings even more artists into your home via augmented reality.
With NFTs taking the art world by storm, it's a bit refreshing to know that you can enjoy world famous masterpieces in the comfort of your own home via augmented reality without emptying your cryptocurrency wallet.
Museum curators typically frown upon visitors touching paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, but not when those exhibits are displayed in augmented reality.
Uber has lost market share to Lyft, its main competitor. Uber's US market share dropped from 84% to 77% between January and the end of May this year, and the ride-sharing company has continued to run into legal, public-image, and internal trouble. Lyft, on the other hand, has been growing.
There is not a single museum that houses all of the 36 paintings of Johannes Vermeer, so Google decided to come up with a solution to give art aficionados a venue to see the artist's work all in one place — your home.
In what's becoming something of a regular occurrence, Magic Leap has yet another internal, unforced error on its hands. Thankfully, this time it's not about legal skirmishes or theft, but a rather unusual break from company protocol that has been quickly swept under the rug.
No, Jack Dorsey's Cash app isn't about to launch an augmented reality device (er, I don't think...), but its latest outing is about as close as we've come to full confirmation that the wearable AR age is upon us.
Check out this Korean language tutorial that describes the drinking culture in Korea. In this culture video we'll show you how Korean people drink in a company dinner, and also introduce how to eat samgyeopsal - Korean barbecue). Practice your Korean listening skills with this instructional language video that uses everyday Korean in context among peers.
In this online video series learn how to culture fruit flies from fruit fly culture expert Richard Reavis. Watch these videos to learn about the different types of fruit flies. And learn fruit fly culturing essentials such as what materials and supplies you need to culture; how to select fruit flies; how to clean the culture area; how to measure and properly mix the media, water, and yeast for the culture; how to add flies to the culture; how to prevent infestation and contamination of mites ...
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this flash animated video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful for learning how to streak a plate and see bacterial culture growth.
One of the key tasks of a nurse is being able to take blood samples, and the only way to get good at the procedure is by practice. Knowing the steps to drawing blood (to go to the lab) is key to both yours and your patient's safety. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the phlebotomy medical procedure, but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervision in performing a procedure if you've never done one before, or have little experience.
Check out this educational science video tutorial to learn the steps to properly culture myeloid dendritic cells from bone marrow precursors.
Beautiful images from photographer Hugh Holland's recent show at M+B Gallery in L.A., "Locals Only", a portrait of 70s skateboard culture.
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Photographer Noah Abrams traveled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009 to document the emerging skateboarding scene there. The results are (frankly) incredible:
Creative lollipops by photographer Massimo Gammacurta of Italy. You can buy the book here. Check out his deliciously sweet brands on a stick:
Veronique Chevalier coined the term "superculture" as a descriptor for the burgeoning realm of steampunk, and it's now gaining a foothold...She now has her very own footnote in steampunk history, #81 to be exact!
In order to start making your own homemade Gouda cheese, you have to begin by making mesophilic starter culture. Now, the one and only ingredient for mesophilic starter culture is buttermilk.
LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next decade, and Chris McVeigh, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sure to be studied for his LEGO mastery.
Alice in Wonderland has been around since 1865, when Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned the novel under his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. The classic story follows Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy world full of anthropomorphic creatures, like the White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, Hatter, Duchess and Queen of Hearts.
This video is a film that was made to educate women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Middle East in general to get them to think about the subject of breast cancer and how to check yourself for signs of breast cancer. This is a highly senstive and taboo subject in that part of the world. While we can't prevent breast cancer, we can detect it. Women no longer have to lose their breast if it is detected early. We see women in the UAE discussing breast cancer and how their culture has t...
Learn how to eat sushi the traditional Japanese way. This tongue-in-cheek video quite accurately describes how to enter a sushi restaurant, and also describes many unique aspects of Japanese culture.
Thanks to Sookie Stackhouse, whose fairy lineage was revealed recently in season 3 of "True Blood," fairies are hotter than ever, and after so much blood, gore, and overall gruesomeness with our culture's fascination with vamps and werewolves, it's nice to finally bring pretty back.
More than her bootylicious derriere, Kim Kardashian is famous for her luminous, bronzy skin that smiles for the cameras and is the perfect accessory for any outfit.
São Paulo, Brazil, one of the largest cities in the world with 18 million inhabitants, is known as much for its traffic and pollution as for its culture and music. Equally dense and sprawling, São Paulo can be daunting for first time visitors. Follow Luiza Sá, the guitarist of São Paulo electro-pop stars CSS, or Cansei de Ser Sexy, as she takes us on a tour of the group's hometown in this video. Learn the foodie hotspots, the places with the best caipirinhas, and the unmarked, uber-hip boutiq...
Fromage blanc cheese is something every cook should experience in the kitchen. To consider yourself a real chef, you need to grab the cheesecloth and dip your hands in the cow's milk, because making cheese is a culinary experience like no other.
This step-by-step video will show the proper technique of phlebotomy, which means drawing a sample of venous blood. Everyday, nurses take blood cultures from hospitalized patients, so standard tests can be run for diagnosing conditions and diseases. Venipuncture is necessary for obtaining the blood sample.
To make Malawi nsima porridge: Build a fire to heat up the water. Use 1 cup of flour, put in pot of hot water. Allow the flour to sit on top for a little bit to keep the heat in. Then one of the ladies will stir the flour into the water. No gentleman will do this due to the culture. After the flour is stirred into the water, it will look like a dough. Scoop out the mixture and mold it into a ball. For the soup, heat up another pot of water, add the salt. In a separate pan, put in the onions t...
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect.
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
Ah, the heart. The eternal symbol of love and torment, the starter of wars and the locale of true victories. Heck, the heart is such an ingrained symbol in our culture that there's an entire holiday devoted to it.
A renowned pop-culture icon, Michael Jackson revolutionized the arts of pop music and dance with his large body of work. Learn one of the most famous dance moves, his 'Smooth Criminal' move, in this step-by-step tutorial.
Watch this ASP.Net video tutorial to learn how to create culture-aware and locale-specific web content with no additional code. Use the Resource Editor to create page-level and application-level resources.
Audrey Hepburn's gorgeous looks are classic for a reason. In this video, you'll learn how to get a classic makeup look inspired by this elegant star. Just follow along and you'll be looking like a movie star in no time at all!
Despite how she's usually portrayed in popular culture, Medusa (the lady with snakes growing out of her head) was once a beautiful woman. She was cursed by Athena, however, to spend eternity as a horrid snake monster, ergo the nasty scales and snake crown.
Of all the things that go bump in the night, zombies are the most often neglected in popular culture. We've got more vampires than we'll need for a lifetime with the Twilight yuppies, True Blood hotties, and Vampire Diaries boys, and we've got werewolves intermixed with these vamps in the movies/shows, but zombies haven't been all that big until The Walking Dead came out. And let's face it—you don't see many good-looking zombies on there.
Just because you're going to class doesn't mean you have to scale down your makeup. While the general belief is that cat eyes are reserved for night, it's actually super easy to transform your nighttime cat eyes into daytime ones.