In digital era, every border and boundary is collapsing because of the powerful and invasive Internet. Web users are divide between those who believe in its potential and those who think it has thrown the last bit of culture to the virtual word, drawing it further apart from reality. In particular, the debate exploded because of the Art Project by Google.
This tool makes it possible to visit some of the most famous pieces of work throughout the world, often in artistic 3D computer experience. This experiment started some debates, there are people saying that a painting or a statue need to be watched with your own eyes and that Van Gogh colors are worthless if seen through the zoom of a computer.
It is possible to take a look at the Hermitage of Saint Petersburg, in Russia, which isn’t really right behind the corner, but has about 3m pieces of work and is one of the largest museum in the world. By simply clicking it is possible to reach Japan, in the Adachi Museum of Art or to the Smithsonian of Natural History in Washington. The EXPO 2015 has no boundary either, its platform is online already and it is possible to walk and watch
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa