[Tig] Photosynth Demo--Semi OT-A "Wow... will you look at that" technology demo

Ted Langdell ted at tedlangdell.com
Thu Jun 7 06:48:31 BST 2007

Howdy from warm and breezy Northern Calif.  Hope the world where you  
are and you are well.

Here's the direct link to the TED Conference website and the demo  
Timothy Huber posted.
Here's the link: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129

Jeff "also a TIG subscriber" Kreines posted it in another moving  
image forum.

It really sparked a discussion... some of a  "Wow, will you look at  
that!" nature. Others related to how this could affect copyrighted  

The examples used involve still photos available from the web.  Got  
me thinking about this concept applied to moving images.

The description of the TED talk begins:

"Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from  
around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional  
spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all  
expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in  
this standing-ovation demo."

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. "It started out (in  
1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three  
worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader," according to  
the "about" page.

Ted "No connection to TED" Langdell (although I'm close enough to  
Monterey to easily attend...)

Ted Langdell
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Marysville, CA
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