This is very cool. Adobe have created and launched the first all digital virtual museum. I’m really excited about this as my background is Fine Art, so having something like this at my finger tips is awesome. It’s also doubly awesome as it uses the Flash Platform to provide this beautiful experience.
One thing to point out is that this is a proper museum, with real practicing artists producing and presenting their work. In fact as the post on Adobe Featured Blogs, written by Ann Lewnes, states:
It’s a first-of-its-kind, all-digital museum created to showcase all forms of digital art and media. The project has attracted world-class creative and curatorial talent – the inaugural exhibition is by American artist Tony Oursler and curated by Bard College’s Tom Eccles (the same curator who brought the amazing waterfall installations by Olafur Eliasson to New York last summer).
I urge you to spend some time just ‘wandering’ the museum and taking in the current exhibition by Tony Oursler. If that’s not your thing just check out the actual museum itself as it is a thing of beauty in itself as the screen shots below show.
As Ann indicates, this was a real team effort both internally and externally:
This project has been a long time in the making and I want to offer my thanks and congratulations to the many people who made it possible. In addition to Tom and Tony, I’d like to highlight the amazing creative work of our in-house Adobe team; Goodby, Silverstein and Partners under the leadership of Rich Silverstein; Filippo Innocenti, co-founder of Spin+ (architecture); and unit9, a London-based design firm, led by Piero Frescobaldi.
So if you want to see more or just check it out then head over to the Adobe Museum of Digital Media