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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