Online Community Participates in Brooklyn Museum’s Latest Exhibition "Split Second"

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BROOKLYN, NY.- Split Second invited the Brooklyn Museum’s online community to participate in a project that resulted in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation explores how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we’re asked, and what we’re told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum’s collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants