It's already a pretty great time to be a couch-bound art lover, and this summer the gallery experience is getting even more futuristic—because anyone with a working Wi-Fi connection will be able to sign up to pilot light- and camera-clad robots around the Tate Britain late at night, offering a self-guided tour with a drone's-eye-view.
The "After Hours" program is the winner of the very first IK Prize, which was created to foster concepts that use digital tech to get folks enjoying art. The project was created by Tommaso Lanza, Ross Cairns and David Di Duca—known together as digital production designers The Workers—and it's… well, it's kinda wild.
Speaking of crashing into things at a museums, I was at a charity gala for the Smithsonian one night, and watched the then Secretary of the institution and the Director of the Air and Space museum crash an electric golf cart into an $80k display case. A little too much champagne. Fortunately the case was empty, but it was pretty funny. They played it off well.