Art Now Analyzes Instagram Artwork Photos to Become the World's First Truly Democratic and Global Art Guide

STOCKHOLM, March 18, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —

In some ways similar to Jetpac, the social travel app acquired by Google in 2014, the newly launched art guide, Art Now, also uses image recognition algorithms to analyze Instagram photos. However, instead of classifying the crowds at nightclubs and restaurants, Art Now searches for artworks at museums and galleries. By clustering photos of artwork, Art Now builds a rich, condensed and real-time index of popular and commented artworks in museum and galleries around the world.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7469851-art-now-analyzes-instagram-photos/

With its automated artwork search, Art Now has rapidly compiled the world's largest database of publicly exhibited art. Using recent Instagram photos, Art Now has more updated information and greater coverage compared to similar services such as Google Art Project and Microsoft City Art Search. The Art Now app contains more than 131,000 unique artworks at 4,400 museums and galleries, searchable by artist, city, and museum. The Worldwide search can be used to find interesting museums at travel destinations. Conversely, the Nearby tab performs a proximity search inspiring visits to local museums. Art Now also features toplists of popular and trending artworks, museums, and other Instagram art aficionados.

Similar to Artsy, Art Now also classifies art, however, not with the intention of defining the art genome, but to make art searchable in layman's terms. As it clusters artwork photos, Art Now also aggregates popular hashtags. The taxonomy, more redolent of the language used on Instagram than that used by art scholars, is implemented as type-ahead suggestions in the search function, making the art more accessible. Furthermore, to encourage art exploration, Art Now also uses hashtags to support casual browsing between artworks. Moreover, Art Now is not biased by paid listings or advertising, nor is the content curated in any way. The artwork commentary is that of fellow Instagram users. This makes Art Now an accessible, independent, and transparent art guide.

Most importantly, Art Now statistics are based entirely on the frequency with which Instagram users upload photos of artwork. Art Now doesn't tell you what you should look at. It tells you what others are looking at. As such, Art Now is the world's first truly democratic art guide.

All art explorers and museums visitors around the world are now welcome to download Art Now to find museums which feature an Edward Hopper painting; look for artworks made of neon tubing; or locate all of the balloon dogs in the world.

Magnus Axholt
Email Contact
+46-708-44-44-28


Video: 
     http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7469851-art-now-analyzes-instagram-photos/

SOURCE Screenlab AB

Contact:
Screenlab AB




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Trimble

Harris

Featured Video
Jobs
Currently No Featured Jobs
Upcoming Events
2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'17) at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis Toulouse France - Nov 28 - 30, 2017
GeoDATA 2017 London Showcase at ILEC Conference Centre 4 Lillie Road London United Kingdom - Nov 30, 2017
Geospatial World Forum 2018 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre Hyderabad India - Jan 16 - 19, 2018
International LiDAR Mapping Forum at Hyatt Regency 650 15th Street, Denver CO - Feb 5 - 7, 2018
Teledyne Optech
Teledyne:
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise