One of the most unique experiences in all of the ‘fine arts’ is the ability to be so close to the physical work of a painter who may have lived several hundred years ago and is a pillar of our culture and societal development. Seeing the brush strokes, the paint globs, the great skill and detail all manifested on a canvas and preserved for the ages. It’s unrivaled by any other medium.
Well, oddly enough, a technology that’s been around for over a century has come eerily close. Let’s welcome the player piano back to the 21st century. Thanks to fiber optics and some high def technology, we’re able to experience famous performances by great artists in a real, live environment. Kinda spooky to see those keys moving, though.