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A New York museum's interactive exhibit lets you redesign art pieces

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Yes, the British Museum's interactive mummies exhibit sounds intriguing, but what if preserved corpses aren't your thing? If you're in New York, you can instead visit the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, which is slated to tie up an interactive system with their collection when it reopens in December. According to Wired, you'll be loaned an electronic pen when you visit, which you can then touch to the text plates next to the art pieces to "remember" them. Then, you can load all the objects you've saved onto one of the 15 interactive screens, not only to look at, but to draw over and digitally modify.

Alternatively, you can just draw a general shape on the screen (say, a vase or a teacup) to bring up corresponding images from the Smithsonian museum's archive if you didn't get to scan as many displays as you'd like. The best part, though, is that there's now a space called the Immersion Room, where you can project your masterpieces and feel like some big shot artist. Obviously, you won't be able to draw a handlebar moustache on the Mona Lisa for laughs. But this sounds worth checking out if you're into redesigning pottery, costumes, wood and metal work, architecture and sculptures, among others.

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