Photosynth

I’m still processing this presentation by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, founder of Seadragon, Inc. and co-creator of Photosynth, but I wanted to put this out there for other geeks to ponder and hopefully respond to in greater depth.

http://www.youtube.com/v/EqkDV0Ogvxc

Basically, Photosynth is software that takes digital photos and synthesizes them into zoomable, navigable spaces. It’s approximately the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, and I only wish I had half the computer knowledge necessary to understand how it all works.

-posted by Ann

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One Response to Photosynth

  1. laikal says:

    One should note that this technology is, as Blaise noted, owned by Microsoft and is accessible from: http://labs.live.com/photosynth/

    You’ll need to let MS install some crappy plugins on your machine, but it might well be worth it to check this out. As I wrote elsewhere, this thing is amazing.

    I have a side rant about how it is that MS could have such a sweet technology and basically bury it on their crappy “live” site with no great pomp.

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