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New technology is transforming art

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Paint on canvas is the medium that Nick Napoletano has worked seven years to master.

"A traditional painting, a lot of times, can ordinarily be digested by just viewing it right, it's just a visual experience," he said.

He's looking to add some other senses to the mix by working with someone with a different resume.

Mike Todd explores options for technology to expand the traditional way people make and perceive art.

"I play a lot with light and sound, so I like to kind of add detail to an object that might not be there, or highlight or bring out something or transform something," Todd said.

The pair can take something like an oil painting and add movement and new perspectives using projection mapping. With a digital scanner, they can capture a 360-degree image and teleport it to another dimension.

"You put on a headset, you're in a different world essentially," Todd said.

With a Google program called "Tilt Brush" they can paint, sculpt and draw in virtual reality.

"We can integrate sound. We can integrate light," Napoletano said.

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