…and then the world

“where nothing we’ve actually seen has been mapped or outlined…”

the reconstruction

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I’ve gained some useful sources and papers from Matthew Hurst’s Data Mining blog (including his own 24 hours in the blogosphere and maps), and although this is not particularly related to my work, except maybe in a procrastinating sense, it’s further proof of some really exciting projects going on. Hurst outlines the release and method of Photosynth, a project created by Microsoft Live Labs. Basically, the user uploads several photos of the same object or scene (different angles/perspectives) and Photosynth recreates the scene, playing around with geometry in a way I couldn’t even attempt to understand, let alone explain. Even more basically, it does this (image links to vimeo):

I have to go and sort through my photos now…

[found via Data Mining]


Written by Tim

21 August, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Posted in new tools, photos

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