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No Dia Mundial da Arte, uma atividade para toda a família

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Estamos atravessando um período difícil, e neste momento um pouco de inspiração faz um bem danado. Por isso, no Dia Mundial da Arte o Google Arts & Culture lança um novo acervo: Diversão para a Família com o Arts & Culture. Essa coleção oferece a pais e filhos um jeito diferente de aprender sobre arte, animais, ciência, espaço, livros e música. É possível, por exemplo, descobrir o que tem dentro de um buraco negro; usar a realidade virtual para caminhar com um gigante jurássico; e até treinar um pouco da mágica de Harry Potter. Os pequenos podem também seguir um pinguim divertido e irritante em vários passeios virtuais por salas de museus.



Graças à ajuda de nossos parceiros, novos tesouros e histórias passam a ficar disponíveis no Google Arts & Culture. Mais de cem exposições variadas, vindas de 35 de instituições culturais como a Atassi Foundation (Emirados Árabes Unidos), o Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Buenos Aires (Argentina), o Palazzo Monti (Itália) e o Yale Center for British Art (Estados Unidos), reúnem cerca de 18 mil obras, peças de arte e histórias. A Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, do Japão, é o único museu do mundo a exibir com exclusividade os trabalhos de Keith Haring. São mais de 50 obras do artista americano, entre elas o anjo amarelo-vivo de grandes asas abertas, agora digitalizado em altíssima definição.

Um dos personagens característicos de Keith Haring, "O Anjo". Explore-o nos mínimos detalhes, graças à Art Camera.

Para o Brasil, as histórias únicas do Museu do Café, o Museu Oscar Niemeyer e o Museu da Casa Brasileira estão disponíveis na plataforma a partir de hoje. Todos são convidados a descobrir, aprender e explorar a exposição "Calixto: Discurso do Progresso e Identidade Paulista". Os usuários também podem fazer uma tour virtual pelas exposições fotográficas "Man Ray em Paris" e "O último Império - Serguei Maksimishin", duas exposições fotográficas do Museu Oscar Niemeyer, além das exposições “Coleção MCB” "A Casa e a Cidade - Coleção Crespi Prado" e "Remanescentes da Floresta Atlântica & Acervo MCB", itens de destaque do acervo do Museu da Casa Brasileira.

Para quem quiser saber mais, segue uma lista de jeitos de se divertir com o Arts & Culture em casa. E, para viajar sem sair da sua poltrona, confira as maravilhas culturais da Itália, França, Espanha e do Reino Unido. A aventura continua no Google Arts & Culture e no aplicativo grátis disponível para iOS e Android.

Publicado por Valeria Gasparotti, gerente de programa do Google Arts & Culture
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How Facebook became “the most Chinese company In Silicon Valley”

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In this excerpt from Alex Kantrowitz’s new book, “Always Day One,” he describes how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg responded to the threat posed by Snapchat.

At around the same time Facebook was working out its News Feed issues, an upstart messaging app called Snapchat — led by the brash Stanford graduate Evan Spiegel — built a feature called Stories, which let people share photos and videos with friends that disappeared in a day. Snapchat’s users loved how Stories gave them a carefree way to post (in contrast with Facebook, where your posts would go to everyone and stick around forever) and the app’s usage exploded. Spiegel, who once spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Zuckerberg, was now hitting him where it hurt. In the zero-sum game of social media, where time spent on one platform is time not spent on another, Spiegel had the energy, the sharing, and was driving his company toward a hot IPO.

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How coronavirus is kickstarting the 21st century

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"When the #coronavirus lockdown is lifted, we'll be closer to living in the world envisioned in the 1990s by the likes of @EFF, @WIRED, @stewartbrand, @rossetto, @janemetcalfe, @kevin2kelly, @2000_mondo, and others," says Nick Gillespie of Reason. Here's a video he made to explore the idea that "we may realize that life is mostly better in the cloud, where it's possible to learn faster, work better, and generally get what you really want delivered directly to your door, and for less money."

I definitely agree with learning faster online part. For me, video learning is the best thing to come out of the Internet. My 16-year-old daughter devours coding, math, and science videos, and when I watch some of them with her, I realize they quality of the teaching is superior to any class I took in high school.

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A Gear System Helps Visualize the Magnitude of One Googol, or 1 Followed by 100 Zeros

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To celebrate spending one billion seconds on Earth, Daniel de Bruin created a gear system that represents the number googol (that’s the digit 1 with 100 zeros behind it). Every time the first wheel completes 1,000 rotations, which happens in about an hour, the second gear turns 100 notches and the third 10. Each following wheel is reduced by 10, meaning in order to turn the last and 100th one, the system would need a googol of energy, which the Netherlands-based designer says is “a number that’s bigger than the atoms in the known universe.” He tells Colossal that when working perfectly, each gear is perpetually in motion. “Visible to the human eye, I could only see ten gears moving in my lifetime,” he says. For more of de Bruin’s mind-boggling projects—like his totally analog 3D printer and pneumatic pinball machine and can opener—head to his Instagram or YouTube.

 

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Amazing Underwater Photographs Capture the World’s Only Known Pink Manta Ray

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All images © Kristian Laine, shared with permission

Australia-based photographer Kristian Laine recently got a glimpse at a particularly special underwater creature: the world’s only known pink manta ray. Spanning about 11 feet and nicknamed Inspector Clouseau after The Pink Panther, the aquatic animal lives near Lady Elliot Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. “I had no idea there were pink mantas in the world, so I was confused and thought my strobes were broken or doing something weird,” Laine told National Geographic.

Project Manta has been studying the male fish since he was discovered in 2015. After conducting a skin biopsy, the organization concluded that the unusual hue is not due to diet or disease but rather is likely a genetic mutation called erythrism, which causes changes in melanin expressions. Most manta rays are black, white, or a combination of the two.

For more of Laine’s underwater shots, follow him on Instagram or Facebook. You also can purchase one of his photographs of Inspector Clouseau and other ocean fish from his shop. (via My Modern Met)

 

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Idyllic Landscape Paintings by Artist Tomás Sánchez Render Nature’s Meditative Qualities

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“Aislarse” (2001), acrylic on linen. All images © Tomás Sánchez

For nearly three decades, Cuban painter Tomás Sánchez has been painting serene landscapes of calm waters and verdant forests full of towering palms and dense shrubs. Now part of a lengthy series, his realistic works focus on nature’s immensity as they contrast massive waterfalls and miles of endless treetops with a nondescript figure, who often can be found seated or standing amongst the lush scenery.

In a statement, Sánchez explained how his practice of meditation informs his work. “The interior spaces that I experience in meditation are converted into the landscapes of my paintings; the restlessness of my mind transformed into landfills,” he writes. “When I paint, I experience meditative states; through meditation, I achieve a union with nature, and nature, in turn, leads me to meditation.”

For more of the Costa Rica-based artist’s projects, head to Instagram, and check out Artsy to see which tranquil paintings you can add to your own collection.

“Orilla y cielo gris” (1995), acrylic on canvas, 23½ x 35½ inches

“Autorretrato en tarde rosa” (1994), acrylic on linen, 30 x 39 ³/₄ inches

“Llegada del caminante a la laguna” (1999)

“Meditación y sonido de aguas” (1993), acrylic on canvas 60.5 x 76 centimeters

“Atardecer,” acrylic on canvas, 109.9 x 149.2 centimeters

 

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