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View Full Version : Another Killer Photosynth Demo

Jason Dunn
10-10-2007, 11:56 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129' target='_blank'>http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) 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. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant grimace. And an ant-sized chip in its lower left molar. "Perhaps the most amazing demo I've seen this year," wrote Ethan Zuckerman, after TED2007. Indeed, Photosynth might utterly transform the way we manipulate and experience digital images."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/photosynth-live-labs-jd-oct10.jpg" /><br /><br />We've posted about Photosynth before, but this is by far the most impressive demonstration of the technology I've seen - I can't wait to see them bring this to market in some fashion. It's killer and truly unique!

10-11-2007, 03:02 AM
I take it Flickr and Yahoo were okay with them yanking content from their site?

Don't get me wrong, it is very cool, but doesn't this open up issues of ownership that haven't yet existed in this way until now? At least not in this scope, surely.