Google tries to replicate synesthesia with its latest experiment

  • February 10, 2021
Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with the Centre Pompidou, a cultural complex in Paris, to pay tribute to Vassily Kandinsky with a virtual exhibition of the artist’s works and other documents. You can view some of Kandinsky’s pieces in an augm…

Vocal synth with teeth is equally hilarious and horrifying

  • December 13, 2020
No, 2020 isn’t done with deeply unnerving technology just yet. The artist Love Hulten has built VOC-25, a vocal synthesizer where each of the keys is represented by a set of plastic teeth. Yes, it’s just as freaky in action as it looks. Play a piece…

Google’s 360-degree tours will live on in the Arts & Culture app

  • November 13, 2020
During the heyday of Google’s VR push back in 2015, the company launched Expeditions. The software allowed teachers to take their classrooms on virtual field trips to far-away locales and distant eras of human history with the help of Google Cardboar…

AI recreates the painting techniques of famous artists

  • June 19, 2020
You can’t go back in time to see how Monet or Van Gogh made their masterpieces, but AI might give you the next best thing. MIT CSAIL researchers have created a machine learning system, Timecraft, that can deduce how a painting was produced and recrea…