Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

Addendum to my earlier post on technology and the arts

I neglected to mention two other important developments:

  1. The fact that computer displays have started to cross resolution thresholds beyond which, assuming a reasonable viewing distance, you can no longer discern individual pixels. Combined with new projects for making ultra-high-resolution reproductions of some of the world's finest paintings available for free on the internet, this offers the possibility of a virtual art museum in every home.
  2. The fact that digital projection will largely replace traditional film projection in movie theaters by the end of 2013 (at least according to the talk on this subject I heard earlier today). Digital projectors are capable of presenting live fine arts digital broadcasts, and other special-interest material whose audience size couldn't support distribution on physical film reels, while traditional film projectors offer no such option.

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