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January 2009

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29 Jan


by launch-admin Jan 29, 2009 0 Uncategorized

22nd January 2009: American photojournalist and author Don Mirra and cause marketing specialists, The Launch Group, today announced the ORPHANED Project, a global awareness campaign with an associated book and documentary film initiative that documents orphaned children around the world.

The ORPHANED project is the first initiative of its kind to bring a voice to the growing demographic of 143 MILLION orphaned and marginalized children – imparting the need for capable people to get involved rather than exist as by-standers to the tragedy. Read the full announcement here.

15 Jan

Virtual Tour of Art Masterpieces

by launch-admin Jan 15, 2009 0 Uncategorized

GETTING a close-up view of Las Meninas, an intriguing portrait by the 17th-century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, used to require a trip to the Prado museum in Madrid. Not any more.

For the first time, the Google Earth mapping program has been adapted to allow armchair art lovers to “fly” to a world-famous museum, drop through the roof and examine the masterpieces on display in almost microscopic detail.

The system, unveiled in Madrid by Google and the Prado, allows users to examine 14 ultra-high-resolution images of work by artists including Velazquez, Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, Titian, El Greco and Rembrandt. Read the full article by Richard Jinman from the SMH here.

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