Set of images from Paris trip to Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute

I went over to Paris to visit the Google Cultural Institute Lab with some work colleagues from The Place this week.

Visiting Google cultural Institute labs in ParisGreat to see their facilities and demo the gigapixel technology of the Google Art Project at large size. Zooming in to brush stroke-level detail of the classic paintings on a wall sized screen is pretty impressive.

The thing that struck me most is the focus in terms of identifying the techniques or products that have the most potential and pushing them as far as possible. The innovation of the 360 Street View cameras is still moving forward with the new 360 performing arts presentations on the Google Cultural Institute and of course the DIY VR technology of Cardboard – proudly flagged as being invented at the Lab in Paris.

We got a small insight into other areas of research, but I can’t help but be curious about what secrets might be cooking in the Lab.



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