A little over a year ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art launched its Open Access initiative, making high-resolution images of all public domain artworks in the museum’s collections available for free to the general public. Under Creative Commons Zero, more than 375,000 images became available to “use, share, and remix — without restriction.” Of all the people in the last year who have taken advantage of the Met’s new policy, New Mexico-based web and educational software developer Simone Seagle has been one of the most dedicated and creative, transforming iconic works by artists like Paul Klee and Claude Monet into interactive animations.
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