Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Art.sy Is Mapping the World of Art on the Web

Melena Ryzik reports for the New York Times:

Any music fan knows that there are myriad ways to find new songs online: a scroll through digital playlists and streaming radio services like Pandora, which serve as musical recommendation engines. Likewise, Netflix subscribers are regularly showered with suggestions for, say, romantic comedies and horror films, based on previously viewed movies.

But until now, there was no automated guidance for art lovers seeking discoveries online — no “If you like Jackson Pollock’s ‘No. 1,’ you may also enjoy Mark Rothko’s ‘No. 18.’”

Art.sy looks super interesting. They’re invite-only at the moment, but based on their tour, I’m quite interested in where this is going.