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Exclusive demo: Blaise Agüera y Arcas shows how the new Photosynth lets you swoop through 3D spaceExclusive demo: Blaise Agüera y Arcas shows how the new Photosynth lets you swoop through 3D space

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

About a decade ago, Blaise Agüera y Arcas and his team started on a not-so-small mission: “To reinvent the whole enterprise of photography for ordinary people.” He revealed the first step back at TED2007. In a viral talk dotted with ooohs and aaahs from the audience (his strategy? “I talked really fast”), Agüera y Arcas demoed […]


Photosynth + Multitouch = an astonishing look at the oath of office

Posted By Tedstaff

Photosynth on Multitouch, uploaded by TED Conference. On CNN’s Inauguration Day coverage today: a massive Photosynth of the precise moment that President Barack Obama took the oath of office. In the image above, an anchor sifts through individual images on a Multitouch screen. We’re proud because both these technologies — Photosynth and the Multitouch screen […]


Photosynth Obama's inauguration (update)

Posted By Tedstaff

Via ReadWriteWeb: CNN.com’s minisite “The Moment” will be Synthing the inauguration on January 20, combining crowd snapshots of this historic Tuesday into an immersive experience: “We’ll take your photos from every angle, combine them with CNN’s professional shots, and produce what we hope will be an amazing experience that will be shown live on CNN. […]


Three powerful talks from TED2007

Posted By Tedstaff

This week we’re posting three of the most-talked-about talks from TED2007 — Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, John Doerr and Blaise Aguera y Arcas’ remarkable demo of Seadragon/Microsoft Photosynth. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Finance Minister for Nigeria (and the first woman to hold that job), argues for investment — rather than aid — as the means to help […]


TED2007 Day Two: things that knocked my hat in the creek

Posted By TED Guest Author

Oh boy, Day Two of TED2007 was so full of interesting stuff that it bled in to Day Three, which is why I find myself here at 4am in the morning writing this blog post.  Again, I’ll make no attempt to talk about everything (see Bruno’s posts for that point of view), just a few […]