Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Artwork "fly-throughs" on Google Earth

Maybe everyone already knows about this:

Prado Museum in Google Earth

This is pretty cool. They have 12 paintings digitized in mega resolution that you can "fly through".

First you have to find the Museo Nacional Del Prado in Google Earth and then when you click on the building (have to have 3D Buildings enabled) a pop up presents the paintings. They have Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights.

I've been playing around with mapping a WiiMote to the movement controls, and to some sound, and running it through 3 projectors to make one big image... kinda fun, kinda silly. Very embodied. Almost nauseatingly so.

I thought about embedding the WiiMote in a funny hat, so that when you put it on, you can drive around the planet (or the Moon, or Mars, or the Solar System, or the Flight Simulator).

Maybe one of those "cheese" hats... and you have to search for 3D chunks of cheese on the moon.

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