Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fly on the wall....

As seen on a Flickr Group today - this lense concept from Adobe.

It fits into the mould of this post from October last year. Ironically enough I've since found a post on a German site about the same concept so not sure if this is a variation or better than that talked about on macnews.de.

Either which way it looks slated for production. A small vid has also been doing the traps.

Mix in a bit of HDR, facial recognition software, GPS and WiFi and the world is a better place.

There was also a great TED a while back about analysis of 'collective consciousness' in it's material manifestation. It is sort of based on the same concept as above in that this particular boffin smart person from they who shall not be named takes multiple (in this case from flickr) images that have been shot of particular places, calculates the variables and merges them to create a 3D photographic world.

4 comments:

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zebra factory said...

Whilst I agree with the sentiment of the anonymous (and very verbous) comment that previously was posted here I reserve the right to remove comments that are not pertinent to the actual postings themselves.

broken english said...

Very interesting! I'm asking me if this propably shows the future way of photography. The photo is not a photo, but a kind of 3D-representation of an optical angle. The "photo" is what you do with it on the notebook afterwards. And: If you combine such a technology, which brings even the supernumeraries in the background of a holidayshot into clear recognizable focus, with a feature like photosynth as shown by blaise aguera ... and if you combine all this with new face-scanning software that will allow you find and sort every face in the internet and link it with a name ... well, i guess we will be surprised about our future. privacy is sold out.

zebra factory said...

I was thinking about something a few months ago when I was looking at an artist who was using computer-aided prototyping to create artworks. There are 3D scanners that look inward, what about something that looks instead outwards (omnidirectionally) and renders space. That way you capture a 'world' and access it in a multitude of ways. Obviously this 'exists' visually with QTVR and prosumer products (tripod heads, etc) but I was thinking about the vectorised data that comes from a 3D scanner. Imagine if it somehow used sonar (excuse the pun M) to measure distance and thus physical shape.