Art Discovery! Ukiyo-e.org

Art Discovery! Ukiyo-e.org

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I was listening to Shop Talk the other day, and the guest was John Resig. John made jQuery! He also wrote Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja and is the Computer Science Dean at Khan Academy, which is a free online learning resource.

In addition to all this, he also established Ukiyo-e.org, a website where you can search for Japanese woodblock prints using images as the search criteria – that is, just plug an image in and see what prints look like your image. (It’s called “reverse image search” on Google.) Or you can use plain old words (like Hiroshige) to search.

You can also see multiple versions of the same print (with color variations, for example), information about the prints, or just explore and see what you like! Read all about the site and watch a video about how Ukiyo-e.org is helping researchers around the world!

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