Saturday, January 17, 2009

Photosynth: Inauguration

I was listening to either CNN or MSNBC and the guy mentioned a new technology so I glanced up from laptop and he was demonstrating Photosynth. At first glance I thought it was a panorama maker---but wow! From the site:


Photosynths constitute an entirely new visual medium. Photosynth analyzes each photo for similarities to the others, and uses that data to build a model of where the photos were taken. It then re-creates the environment and uses that as a canvas on which to display the photos.

The news channel wants everybody who goes to the Inauguration to snap a photo when Obama raises his hand to be sworn in and upload it to the channels Photosynth. Check it out.

Image from: LiveLabs

2 comments:

Ian said...

I grabbed some stills from the inauguration photosynth and posted them to my blog. if you zoom in close enough in photosynth you can pick out some of the hidden security present at the inauguration.
http://iansbrain.com/2009/01/20/photosynth-gives-a-closer-look-at-obamas-inauguration-security/

nbosch said...

It was an amazing day and amazing photos. Thanks N