Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The 3D Map of the Cultural Landscape

The Google Arts and Culture team has teamed up with digital interaction artist Cyril Diagne to create a 3D map from hundreds of thousands of individual works of art.

The t-SNE Map creates a 3d virtual landscape from thousands of paintings shared with Google by art museums and galleries across the globe. The map uses Machine Learning algorithms to organize the artworks by visual similarity. The more visually similar artworks sppear to each other the closer they are shown on the map.

You can view individual works of art by zooming in on the map. The map also includes a 'Guided Tour' which provides quick links to zoom and pan the map to categorized groups of similar artworks on the map.

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