Photosynth from the Inaugural Stands on MSNBC

Posted to Visualization  |  Nathan Yau

The Photosynth of first-hand reader photographs is now up on MSNBC. If you’re not familiar with Photosynth, here’s a brief description:

Photosynth is a potent mixture of two independent breakthroughs: the ability to reconstruct the scene or object from a bunch of flat photographs, and the technology to bring that experience to virtually anyone over the Internet.

Essentially it’s a completely different way to look at thousands of photos. Photosynth stitches together images from many vantage points to create a panoramic view of the scene – in this case the view from the inaugural stands. Zoom in and out pan left, right, up, and down. It’s almost as if you were there. Watch the TED talk for more:

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