San Mateo County : County library system launches mobile Exploratorium-like initiative |

From The Almanac

” A history on the use of perspective in art, available at the website of Dartmouth College, says that it wasn’t until around 1400 that artists understood and began to realistically portray, in drawings and paintings, a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface such as a canvas.But artists from the Middle Ages and earlier were working at a disadvantage: they did not have access to the San Mateo County Libraries’ Lookmobile, a 3,000-square-foot trailer scheduled to make visits to member libraries, including in Atherton and Portola Valley.A kind of Exploratorium on wheels, the walls of the Lookmobile have “perspective windows,” transparent acrylic surfaces that allow kids to observe three-dimensional scenes outside and use dry-erase pens to trace on the windows the dimensions of the real-time objects they see on the other side.”

http://almanacnews.com/news/2016/12/06/county-library-system-launches-mobile-exploratorium-like-initiative

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