Google Gives 360° Tour of the White House (and More Great Culture Links from Around the Web)

Earlier this week, we mentioned the expansion of Google Art Project, which now gives you virtual access to 30,000 works of art from 151 museums worldwide. What we didn’t mention is that the expanded Art Project also includes a 360 degree walk through the White House — the same one visitors experience when they take a public tour of the mansion. The White House tour was made with Google Street View technology, which otherwise lets you take a journey to the Amazon Basin, the Swiss Alps, various historical sites (Pompeii, Stonehenge and Versailles), and the cherry blossom of Japan. via Gizmodo

More Culture from Around the Web/our Twitter Stream:

How Creativity Works. An Interview with Jonah Lehrer on SF radio. Audio.

James Cameron Reshot Titanic 3D Scene after Neil deGrasse Tyson Said Stars Were in the Wrong Place.

The Stunning Lights of Europe Under the Aurora Borealis.

Truman Capote Reads From Breakfast At Tiffany’s April 7, 1963. Audio.

Beautiful Visualisation Tool Transforms Maps into Works of Art.

Adrienne Rich Reads her Poem “What Kind of Times Are These”.

Free eBook by University of Chicago Press. “French Lessons: A Memoir” by Alice Kaplan.

Hannibal Lecter’s Guide to The Goldberg Variations.

Robert Darnton Promises Digital Public Library by 2013.

Jennifer Egan Talks about Winning Pulitzer, & Writing ‘Goon Squad’.

John Waters on his Weird Childhood, the Sorry Style of Today’s Rebels & the Importance of Bad Taste.

Noel Coward on Acting. A 50 Minute Video Conversation.

Sam Harris Gives Hour+ Talk on The Whole Question of Free Will. Video.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story.

Kurt Vonnegut Writes to Charles McCarthy, School Board Head, After He Bans Slaughterhouse-Five (1973).

The Last Known Recording of Lennon & McCartney: A Toot and a Snore in ‘74.

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