Picture This

While poking around at Andrew Staroscik’s brand-new biology weblog Mixotrophy, I found a link to a remarkable presentation, by one Blaise Aguera y Arcas, from this year’s TED Conference. He is describing a new image-display technology called Seadragon, which is in turn the engine that powers a new system, Photosynth, that programmatically assembles tagged photos found on the Web into astonishing, zoomable, 3-D mosaics. I’m no sibyl, but I’ll be surprised if this isn’t an important new technology.

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