What’s the best way to make the Instagram generation interested in art? Comparing selfies to magnificent gallery works. ART SELFIE, part of Google’s Arts & Culture app, finds characters from famous artworks that most resemble your own appearance. Be warned. You might wish for da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, only to end up with Munch’s The Scream.
Holiday postcards were a step closer to retirement, following the recent closure of 159 rural post offices around Ireland. However, a Clare-based app developer is breathing new life into this classic means of communication. POSTASELFIE, developed by Storm Technologies, transforms photographs into picture postcards. Users press send through the app and a physical postcard is instantaneously sent to the respondent.
A new Irish app gets back to nature in time for the chilly months ahead. Enable Ireland’s THE SECRET GARDEN explores the joys of flora, enticing us to chill out amidst trees and shrubbery. The three secret garden apps feature 360 videos of the Enable Ireland Bloom Garden, the War Memorial Gardens in Dublin 8 and the National Botanic Gardens in Kilmacurragh, Wicklow. To get your hands dirty, visit enableireland.ie