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J. Paul Getty Museum Becomes ‘Google Goggles-Enabled’

If you were holding off on visiting the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles until you could hear an excited talking pig explain to you Adoration of the Magi with Saint Anthony Abbot, then clear your schedule because that day has finally arrived. Continuing their move into the art world following this past winter’s release of Art Project, Google this week announced a recently launched collaborative effort with the Getty, wherein the museum is now “Google Googles-enabled,” meaning that visitors can now use their mobile phones to take photos of the artwork, after which they’ll be sent to a dedicated page with information about that particular piece. Whatever happened to just a simple card hung near a painting with all the information about it? Well, then you couldn’t have a talking pig tell you all about it, could you?

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