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And we’re talking about the most classic of all, the incomparable Baroque Spanish artist Diego Velásquez. At a new exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, he gets the Google Glass treatment.

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The Google Glass tour is just one of four produced by the Acoustiguide Paris team—including an Opus and iPod tour for adults, an iPad Mini tour for kids, and a tour for the visually-impaired. The Google Glass tour focused on details easily missed by the casual viewer, such as the background details in his “Landscape with Saint Paul the Hermit,” or, the artist’s signature, which is notoriously difficult to spot. The experience is enhanced by images, video, commentaries and music, all accessible by a quick tap of the hand on the right side of the device.

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Hands-free and keypad free, Google Glass makes communing with—and connecting to—a work of art easy, intuitive, and barrier-free.

The project comes at a time when Google Glass has been portrayed somewhat unfavorably in the news. When asked by a journalist why we should bother with the device at this point, Acoustiguide’s Laetitia Wilfert-Portal said simply, “It’s in Acoustiguide’s genetic code to offer our visitors a lot of different devices…it’s an experience… if maybe in 1-2 years there’s another new device, we will try that out, too!”

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Ready for a connected visit?

There are two visits with glasses offered every day: Wednesdays and Saturdays: at noon and 7 pm; Sunday and Monday at 11 am and 5 pm. For more information, visit the Audio Guide booth at the Grand Palais.

 

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