Users can browse more than 50,000 objects reported stolen or upload their own images to check whether a work has shady provenance.
An App that Visualizes the Digital Hotspots and Voids Around You
The White Spots app visualizes the invisible digital networks around us, and maps your escape to a “white spot,” where there is no reception or internet.
Let Other Visitors’ Stories Guide You Through Brooklyn Bridge Park
“HEAR THEIR THERE HERE” created by Geoff Sobelle for St. Ann’s Warehouse is a site-specific sonic experience for Brooklyn Bridge Park.
An App Tells the Overlooked History of the Largest Slave Port in the Americas
The Museum of Yesterday is an augmented reality app that excavates the secret histories of Rio de Janeiro, including its major role in the transatlantic slave trade.
Get a Call from a New York City Statue
The Talking Statues project gives 35 public monuments in New York City a voice, from Balto the dog to George Washington in Union Square.
An Alarm Clock of Bird Songs, Culled from a Museum’s Archive
A new app by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents an alternative design to cacophonous alarms, allowing you to begin your day with a slew of bird songs instead.
Search for Pies, Patterned Sweaters, and Anything Else with Google’s Updated Art App
Since it launched the Google Art Project five years ago, Google’s been pouring serious money and time into efforts to make art and culture accessible to everyone (who has the internet and appropriate devices, of course), from digitizing collections to offering virtual tours of museums.
Pokémon Go Users Flock to Museums, Passing Picasso in Search of Pikachu
If you’ve visited a museum in the last few days and spotted larger-than-average groups of people wandering around and looking a tad lost, their eyes glued to their phones, you were likely witnessing the phenomenon of Pokémon Go.
Looking for Love on Wydr, the “Tinder for Buying Art”
I wasn’t looking for a real relationship with a work of art.
What’s in a Frame? Your Selfies and #FoodPorn, Thanks to a New App
New York-based Eli Wilner is one of the art world’s most renowned framers.
A New App Attempts to See for the Blind
What if your smartphone could see for you, the same way it tells time, takes pictures, crushes candy, and occasionally calls people for you?
Two Projects Call on Camera-Armed Public to Record Police Brutality and Its Aftermath
The Maryland Historical Society issued a public call for photographs from the ongoing protests in Baltimore, and the American Civil Liberties Union of California released a new app that sends videos of police brutality recorded by users to the organization automatically.