I found this article on http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/30/starry-night-app/ and it looks like so much fun!
PSA: Interactive Starry Night now available for the iPad (video)
Greek Artist Petros Vrellis is a big admirer of Vincent Van Gogh, which prompted him to produce an interactive version of Starry Night. It took him a patience-sapping six months to produce the original PC version, where finger swipes redirect the painter’s famous daubs into a light and sound show. Of course, there was such a clamor from users all desperate to have a go, that he managed to produce an iPad app in a little under a month. Now you can pick it up from the App Store at the source link, or head on past the break to see this new version in action (you really do have to see it).
5 thoughts on “Interactive Starry Night”
that is soooo cool! I just checked it out on the website. It was mesmerizing! (did i spell that right?? >.<)
Wow! It’s interesting to think about how education will change with the inclusion of the iPad and e-readers. Everything now has the potential to be interactive. A program like this one has so much to offer for a variety of learning styles. It’s exciting to wonder what they’ll think up next.
Hopefully it will only be used for good. I can see the future of education going downhill if put in the hands of the wrong people. It could be a great tool in put in the right hands though.
Good point! I think it will also depend on how students choose to use the technology at their disposal…they could let it take over, or use it to their advantage and learn more than we ever thought possible 🙂
Agreed! Hopefully that will be the outcome!