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Culture a click away Berkshire Eagle The Norman Rockwell Museum is just one of several cultural venues in the Berkshires beginning to use such technology to give visitors more access and a broader context surrounding the work, physical grounds and…
There is some debate about whether museums should go interactive or not. And sometimes the use of technology does not give real extra value. But in general, I think the use of technology can give art back what it lost in museums: a dynamic relation with the observer. After all, Rubens’ paintings or Michelangelo’s sculptures were not meant to hang or stand against a white wall. They (at least some of them) were e.g. part of the interior of a church, part of a sacramental, ritual space. As such, they formed the integral part of a living community. Am I going too far when I see a parallel between those communities and virtual communities, on Facebook, or Pinterest or through platforms like Artstack (http://theartstack.com/)?
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