Project

Wetpaint

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The Wetpaint project investigates new interfaces for exploring the history of a work of visual art. We are seeking intuitive metaphors for touch-screen interaction, including virtually scraping through the multispectral scans of an ancient painting, and pulling, stretching, and tearing through a virtual canvas. The interaction techniques refined through Wetpaint are being built into a Web-based tool for leveraging collective intelligence toward the pursuit of art diagnostics.

The Wetpaint project investigates new interfaces for exploring the history of a work of visual art. We are seeking intuitive metaphors for touch-screen interaction, including virtually scraping through the multispectral scans of an ancient painting, and pulling, stretching, and tearing through a virtual canvas. The interaction techniques refined through Wetpaint are being built into a Web-based tool for leveraging collective intelligence toward the pursuit of art diagnostics.