|Addendum to my earlier post on technology and the arts
||[Apr. 6th, 2012|06:10 pm]
I neglected to mention two other important developments:|
- 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.
- 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.
Related YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GThNZH5Q1yY