The team behind the viral art-matching selfie trend, Google’s Arts & Culture division has collaborated with NASA, CERN, and the Smithsonian, for “Once Upon a Try” project. Dedicated to honoring science and human discovery, the “Once Upon a Try” project featuring videos and images of over 200,000 artifacts from museums around the world.
Available online and within the Google Arts & Culture Android and iOS app, the “Once Upon a Try” project is one of the massive online exhibitions covering every major discoveries, right from the story of the Big Bang to the story of the chip. Listed hereunder are some of the favorite “exhibits”:
NASA Virtual Universe
Utilizing machine learning technology, NASA analyzed and catalogued its hundreds of thousands of photos for easy exploration. All you need to do is simply search keywords like orbit, space suit, etc. to take a virtual trip to an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system.
Experience the Big Bang in augmented reality, along with the story of our universe as described by Tilda Swinton. Take you #StarSelfie and ask questions about the birth and evolution of the universe.
Cai Guo-Qiang and da Vinci: painting with Gunpowder
A short documentary, Cai Guo-Qiang and da Vinci: painting with Gunpowder shows the history of gunpowder in China, and how it inspired the artist Cai Guo-Qiang to choose gunpowder as his artistic medium of choice.