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Topic: A very interesting video on YouTube

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jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
I was surfing through YouTube, and I came across this Photosynth related video.
I clicked the play button, and was amazed at what I was looking at.
I have never seen a point cloud reconstruction visualized in this manner.
It looked very cool.
But here is the kicker.... The synth used in this demonstration, was a face synth I had made of my mother a while back. 
I wrote an email to the author of this video, with the subject heading "Hey dude, that's my Mom". 
In my email, I mentioned that I was not upset with the use of my synth for the demonstrational video. In fact I considered it a compliment.
I also asked this person how this effect was created.
So far I have had no response, but I may get one soon.
In the meanwhile, if there is anyone who knows how this demonstrational video was created,I would appreciate a little insight into the methods used.
Here is the link to the video:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKw6VWiC-JE
aridolan (Over 1 year ago)
Your mother highly resembles Golda Meir, who was the prime-minister of Israel in the early seventies.
See 
http://www.google.co.il/images?hl=&q=golda+meir&rlz=1B3GGLL_en___IL379&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=IJUoTLO2N5SIOOK8pckC&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CD4QsAQwAw
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Golda Meir was a tough cookie in a tough neighborhood. I remember as a kid, watching news stories about Israel and Golda Meir. At a young age, I could not fully appreciate the implications of the information presented in the media.
Being the Prime Minister of Israel is many times more complicated than being the Prime Minister of a place like Canada.
aridolan (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, this might be her defense for the disastrous strategy she led.
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
I have only a limited understanding of what the people of Israel have endured. I was born in Canada. My parents were Hungarian refugees during their revolution. My mother was 18 years old when she left her family behind. She was just a kid when she gave up all that she loved for a better life. I am so far removed from the everyday reality of others, I might as well be living on another planet. My mother would tell us stories of her experiences, but unless you experience it for yourself, it is only a story.

I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I am actually communicating with someone in Israel in "real time". To me, this is a special thing.

Now, synty stuff:  
Hey aridolan, I am not a huge fan of the panoramic synths.
But, I am a fan of what you have been able to create. Beautiful work and very imaginative. I love when someone goes beyond the norm and experiments in the way that you do. Keep up the beautiful work as it is appreciated.
Jim
aridolan (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you Jim, for your kind feedback

Ariel
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