The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Virtually visit your favourite Dutch galleries and museums

RNW,  4 April 2012 , by Frank Renout    

Ever wished you could see Van Gogh's sunflowers, but didn't have the cash to fly to the Netherlands? Or maybe you wanted to see Rembrandt's famous Night Watch, but Amsterdam was a little far to go. Now you can see both paintings - and thousands more - without ever leaving your home - or at least your internet connection. As of this week, 32,000 works of art from 151 art museums can be seen online in Google’s Art Project.

Dutch art is well represented in the project: the Van Gogh museum allowed all of its 161 paintings to be photographed by Google’s high-resolution camera; the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam included 112 works; the Hague’s Gemeente Museum added 52. There is a virtual tour of the architectural treasures in Amsterdam's Royal Palace and 25 works from the city's Rijksmuseum (there would be more Dutch masters online if the museum was not in the middle of a large-scale refurbishment).

The cost of copyright

Not everybody has been quite so eager, however. Galleries with more recent work, such as the Kröller-Müller, may face copyright issues. A Kröller-Müller spokesperson explained to de Volkskrant, “We have to pay for the rights for a lot of works. For a Mondrian for instance we have to pay a fortune to the copyright holder in the United States.” The gallery has only given permission for 15 works so far.

Nevertheless, the museum’s website features a positive message from director Lisette Pelsers:

“Participation in the Art Project is a logical step for the museum, as it fits seamlessly with our view on public outreach: to bring as many people as possible – nationally and internationally, physically and virtually – into contact with the museum’s collection. Kröller-Müller worldwide; that was already the case for the visitors to our foreign exhibitions. With Google Art it now applies to all.”

Zooming in - 1000x

Martin Pronk of the Rijksmuseum attended Tuesday’s launch of the official Art Project website at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. “Look, here you see our Night Watch by Rembrandt online. Let’s zoom in.”

He points to the screen, “Can you see the man with the eye and that cap behind the riflemen? They say that is Rembrandt himself.” You can hardly see the little chap on the real painting, but these images have a resolution of 7 billion pixels, creating images with about 1,000 times more pixels than an average digital camera.

“You can even see a patch of light in his eye. And see the brush strokes around the eye. It’s larger than life. Fantastic. Here you can see what you can’t in a museum.”

Making art available to everyone

The Art Project began a year ago as a pilot. At first there were just 1000 works of art from 17 museums, most of them in the United States and western Europe. Now 40 countries are involved, from National Museum in Tokyo to the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg and from the British Tate Modern to the MoMa in New York.

“What we are doing is using technology optimally to promote culture and make it visible,” says Nelson Mattos, one of Google’s top technological people. “But we also want to make art available to everyone. From a flat in Tokyo to the slums in Rio de Janeiro: anyone with an internet connection can see the world’s masterpieces for free.”

And it's not just art that's on view. Using Google's Street View technology, the 'walk-through' feature of the project allows anyone to take a virtual tour through the Van Gogh Museum or the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

No Mona Lisa

But not all art institutions are as enthusiastic about throwing open their doors. The Louvre is refusing to join the project, but Mona Lisa is keeping her lips tight shut as to the reason why. Other artists that are conspicuous by their absence are Picasso and Piet Mondrian.

“That’s a question of rights,” explains Amit Sood, who came up with the concept. “We have nothing to do with that. We never tell a museum what we want. They choose which art they want to show on the Art Project, but any museum that works with us has to conform to the desires and demands of the copyright holders.”

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