posted Feb 22, 2015, 10:27 AM by Amy Hamlin   [ updated Apr 3, 2015, 7:02 AM ]

Project: Of the art history apps that are currently on the market, none approach the quality and design of interface, pedagogical potential, and sensitivity to the field’s history that Wölff possesses. Its playful wink and nod to Heinrich Wölfflin is based on the premise that the Swiss art historian’s method of side-by-side comparison is hardly moribund, but rather ripe for 21st-century mobile technologies and individual curiosities. What’s more, Wölff leverages crowdsourcing to populate its growing library of images and to encourage the boon of discovery in peer networking.

Why it is promising: Collaborative, innovative, and technologically savvy in a way that makes “traditional” art historical practice relevant today

n.b. For an introduction to the basic functionality of Wölff, check out this 4-minute tutorial on YouTube.