Art Museums Are Creating 3D Versions of Paintings for Visually Impaired People To Touch #ArtTuesday
In Addition to these interpretations it would be great to touch actual 3D recreations of art. Some of those impressionist paintings are already so tactile seeming, they beg to be touched. Via My Modern Met:
Art museums across the world are making it possible for people with visual impairments to enjoy the collections they house. Through innovative, tactile versions of well-known paintings, those who are blind or have low vision can experience the work with touch. This allows them to “see” how the figures of a piece are composed and the artistic style, and, in a larger sense, it’s an opportunity for them to participate in an activity that was previously reserved only for sighted people.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.