Google Arts & Culture

Take a selfie and see which historical artwork you resemble

#3 Product of the DayJanuary 15, 2018

Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality.

Reviews

  • Yarin LidorMusic Producer, Content Developer
    Pros: 

    Take a selfie and see which historical artwork you resemble

    Cons: 

    Blocked for 90% of the countries.

    I don't understand what is so special about this app, recycling google database with another app and the main feature (why I tapped Install) is not working...

    Yarin Lidor has used this product for one day.
  • Joe OrtenziExperience Designer, Sydney
    Pros: 

    well organised, but curated for an american audience

    Cons: 

    Advertised and promoted features not available in most locations

    A widely publicised feature, where you can submit a selfie and have it matched to a person in an artwork doesn't seem to be available in many places, including the US and UK. Was it a trick to get people to download the app, the cynic inside me asks?

    Joe Ortenzi has used this product for one day.

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# TOBI #@tobioebel · Creative, DOKYO
When will this selfie feature be available in Europe or Germany to be more precise? Does anyone know? Can't wait to try it.
Afanasiy Savvin@afanasiy · Entrepreneur
@tobioebel +1! Not available in Russia!
Uzoma Bailey Ayogu@uzoayo1 · Co-founder & CTO @ Releaf
Pretty smart way to get an insane amount more data on peoples faces and continue to train their systems w/o any push back. #Genius
Chris MessinaHunterPro@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
This is fun: take a selfie, see which historical artwork you resemble!
ProductPearson@productpearson
@chrismessina not available in UK :(
Dennis van Dalen@ieatsalot · Turn complexity into simplicity
@chrismessina not available in NL :(
@chrismessina Not available in US. Where, precisely, is it available?
Pavlo Red'ko@pavlo_red_ko · MPM
@chrismessina not available in Ukarine
Itzel Yrev@itzel_yrev · Marketing @ Chanel
@chrismessina not available in Mexico :(
Fabrice Thilaw@thilawfab · Swift. Build stuffs to ease lives.
Alright. One question though. Google discriminating countries and regions from their products, is it for fun, or there is truly a reason to do that ? Because I don't understand.
Wesley Forlines@wesleyforlines · Maker at FormFunc.
@thilawfab I have really no idea for sure, but I’m wondering if it stems from rights agreements with the museums, which have works indexed in the app. I’m guessing (hoping) surely this will change in the future, it’s not really Google’s brand to withhold public information.
Scott@scotty_mcq · Electrical Designer
@thilawfab it's probably around laws for facial recognition. It's not enabled for some countries for Google photos too.
Fabrice Thilaw@thilawfab · Swift. Build stuffs to ease lives.
Fabrice Thilaw@thilawfab · Swift. Build stuffs to ease lives.
@wesleyforlines I hope so me too
Julien Ricard@jarnix · CTO, Webedia
@thilawfab I would answer that they always do that on the search also. Lucky (or not) users get the new version while others wait
Nick Abouzeid@nickabouzeid · Words at Product Hunt 🤞
Either way, this app is fun: either you find your identical twin from centuries ago, or Google's algorithm finds your next (absolutely terrifying) Halloween costume. 👻 Even celebrities from our favorite shows and brands are getting in on the action. 👀😂