Art

Hide 3D paintings anywhere with AR app Artopia

Public places may soon be filled with secret pieces of art unlocked by looking through the lens of AR, if Artopia's cheerily creative app catches on. It essentially lets you geocache your 3D scribbles

Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme

Robinhood is going to let you buy and sell crypto soon, CNN shuts down Casey Neistat's Beme and Sotheby's acquires Thread Genius. All this on Crunch Report.

Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius to build its image recognition and recommendation tech

Every company today is a tech company, a maxim that was proven out today when one of the world’s oldest and biggest art auction houses acquired an AI startup. Sotheby’s has bought Thread G

Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture's new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figure

Microsoft’s new drawing bot is an AI artist

Microsoft today is unveiling new artificial intelligence technology that’s something of an artist – a “drawing bot.” The bot is capable of creating images from text description

Why the YouTube of AR won’t be YouTube

Matt Miesnieks Contributor Matt Miesnieks is a partner at Super Ventures. More posts by this contributor The product design challenges of AR on smartphones A couple of years ago when I was working at

Hands-on with Snapchat’s mediocre, crashy AR art

After trekking out to the middle of Central Park to see Snapchat's newest AR feature, I can solidly say that the best part of the experience was getting to spend some time outside during a beautiful f

Snapchat to launch augmented reality art platform tomorrow

Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons and others. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality so users can see it

Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique product

Online art marketplace Artsy raises $50M at $275M valuation to double down on auctions

The market for buying, selling and learning about visual art online is getting a significant boost today. Artsy, the New York startup that has positioned itself as the go-to place for all things arty

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection. Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a k

These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

I can't tell you for sure if we've reached peak GAN, but there are far more people messing around with them than a year ago. Two undergrads at Williams College taught themselves introductory machine l

Google rolls out enhanced art search results, including digital museum guides on Street View

Searching for art and artists on Google has just been improved. Today, Google announced it’s integrating the work done by the Google Arts & Culture team into its Google search results and Ma

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn't for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles wit

You can now draw with a thicker brush in Snapchat

Yesterday Snapchat tweaked their drawing tool so you can draw thicker lines on your snapsterpieces. To change your brush size all you have to do is select a color to draw with, then use two fingers to

Laying a trap for self-driving cars

We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it's a more interesting question to ask what they can't do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as

Arthena uses data science to find the best investments in art

We all have our opinions about art (even if that opinion is just I don’t get it) — but what about art as an investment? Arthena, which is part of the current batch of startups at Y Combinato

Giphy is getting into the sticker business with 12 artist-created iMessage sticker packs

Remember when Emojis were niche? Now, everyone and their mom (literally) uses them. Messaging stickers seem to be in the middle of a similar transition, slowing but surely becoming more regularly use

Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M

Wix .com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375K public domain works free without restriction

Feeling in the mood to do a little remixing of classic pieces of art? You're in luck: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made hundreds of thousands of pieces available under the Creative Commons
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