Monday, 30 July 2007

C Dragon

Amazing new software being demonstrated via YouTube video.

Watch it and be amazed ... (forgive the geeky delivery and the BMW ad at the start and end)... but this is the spiel that goes with it:

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. 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.

7 comments:

Ben said...

Its incredible isn't it. Have you had a go on the photosynth demos?

guy said...

Amazing - I'm going right out and buying a BMW. I'm reminded of this project which allows you to 'go' to Dunhuang, look aroung, look close, look up and look down (just like a virtual world). The difference with CDragon is the social networking. Like a folksonomy it draws on the collective and dispersed visual memory to build knowledege. Cool, thank you BMW!

guy said...

PS Do you think I have an unfashionably large head in my comment icon? I've noticed how you Jackie and Kate are nicely framed. Does it seem like I'm pushing my face up against the window, peering in, or something?

DrJoolz said...

Unfashionable??? You?? No! Never!!
Do I use too much punctuation? ??(!!)

I think that big features are v important and Bridget Jones type comments are de rigeur.

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OK then I'll have the t-shirt with BMW on it.

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