The Louvre Museum’s (France) "Closer Look" interactive multimedia tool allows users to see the details of an artwork through a magnifying glass, while commentaries and animations provide historical and artistic background.
Formal analysis and contextual research combine with close-ups and videos to give the viewer more information than they would get if they went to the museum and saw the work in person.
Some of the famous art pieces dissected using this multimedia tool are the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Seated Scribe.
The “Closer Look” commentaries and texts are available in French, English and Japanese.
In Gauntlett's words, we are moving from a "sit-back-and-be-told culture to a making-and-doing culture". The socio-cultural perspective allows us to rethink how technologies should be used by people to share, build on, be inspired or transform their productions in order to create new products.
The full text of this article is available in English and Spanish.The Spanish version is made possible thanks to our partner, the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). // El texto integro de este artículo está disponible en inglés y castellano. La versión castellana ha sido posible gracias a nuestro socio, la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI).