After Azerbaijan declared victory following six weeks of brutal conflict, the state has gained control of the Armenian-governed area of Artsakh, increasing fear of erasure of the millennia-old Armenian monuments in the area.
The “Licensable” badge will now appear on images in Google searches, potentially helping photographers, publishers, and artists make money.
The winner of this year’s competition will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and have their Google Doodle featured on the company’s homepage.
The Equal Justice Initiative, with the support of Google, launched an online interactive that visualizes lynchings from the Civil War to World War II in 20 American states.
Artist Alexis Leiva Machado, who works under the pseudonym Kcho, has partnered with Google to bring high-speed wifi to the Cuban public at rates nearly 70 times faster than services currently available — and at no cost to users.
When the news broke yesterday that Google had a brand new logo — the biggest change to its visual identity since its inception in 1998 — the design twitterverse exploded with commentary about the thickness of the new letterforms and their conspicuous lack of serifs.
You may have thought Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights” could not get any more trippy, but researchers have developed new software that proves that yes, the Netherlandish painter’s baffling triptych just needs a little bit of code to become a complete mind-bender.
The Google Cultural Institute, known for empowering internauts to Street View their way through museums and look very, very closely at digitized two-dimensional artworks, has ventured into the third dimension.
Today is a glorious one for your idle time, as Google Maps made a function available to turn any street view into a game of Pac-Man.
Earlier today @museumnerd tweeted out a link to a view of Michael Heizer’s land work “Double Negative” (1969) in Google Maps. Viewed in satellite, from high above, Heizer’s 1,500-foot-long trenches looks almost incidental, like cuts made with scissors into the skin of the earth.
In the Bay Area, where Silicon Valley’s private-shuttle ingenues are a nightmare vanguard to low-income residents in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, Google has taken the unprecedented step of directly leasing office space in one such area: San Francisco’s Mission district.
Today, Google launched Google Open Gallery, which opens its online exhibition tools to any artist, museum, archive, or gallery.