Posted: April 25, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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An Algorithm for Preserving Art

A medieval art museum models the building’s climate using wireless sensors to better maintain its collection.

Paolo Dionisi Vici’s life’s work is preserving aging art made from wood. He gets misty-eyed encountering rare artifacts from his hometown in Tuscany. He looks strikingly like Frank Zappa. In other words, Dionisi Vici seems like an unlikely person to get excited about the wireless sensors that are typically used to monitor the temperature of busy computers packed into IBM data servers. But that’s exactly what he was excited about on April 6 in the busy halls of the Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upper Manhattan branch, which contains some 3,000 medieval works. (via An Algorithm for Preserving Art – Technology Review)

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