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Topic: Idle questions from the impossible staircase

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Doctor_Escher (Over 1 year ago)
I'm thinking abot the ways in which Photosynth might be used to construct a narrative. Different people have different memories of the same scene or event. The way Photosynth works, with its constantly changing perspectives mirrors the way in which a multi threaded story might be told.

If Photosynth were fed with a series of images from an array of webcams could it cope?

Can Photosynth be spanned across a series of screens. Could I embed something in a frame, or sequence of frames, that will act as a musical cue?

Can Photosynth be "forced" to aknowledge a frame that it can't recognise but which we are able to visually parse?
(The camapanile in St Marks, say.)

Can Photosynth be embedded in a webpage?

Can frames be "hidden" until certain conditions are met?

More later.


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dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
"If Photosynth were fed with a series of images from an array of webcams could it cope?"
If you fed it images from lots of different webcams from the same moment it would cope just fine... sequences of time from each cam would probably end up a little odd.

"Can Photosynth be spanned across a series of screens. Could I embed something in a frame, or sequence of frames, that will act as a musical cue?"
Not currently, but people have embedded the viewer on a page that has music also embedded.

"Can Photosynth be "forced" to aknowledge a frame that it can't recognise but which we are able to visually parse?"
Not yet, but it has been suggessted before and we're working on it.

"Can Photosynth be embedded in a webpage?"
Yup.  There is an embed icon in the lower right corner of the viewer area on any synth view page.

"Can frames be "hidden" until certain conditions are met?"
Certain conditions have not been met for this hidden feature to be built ;)
Doctor_Escher (Over 1 year ago)
This technology makes my skin go cold. It's one of the few occasions when you look at something and see the future. I would very much like to see the mission statement or vision that's driving it.

Putting a few calendars behind us I can see Photosynth feeding my sunglasses when I go shopping. Accurate positioning and headtracking means retailers can reconfigure themselves according to who's on the sidewalk.
  
It may be that I haven't explored the documentation fully enough. If some of these points are answered elsewhere, I apologise. 

Assuming sufficient resolution can Photosynth work with fisheye/360 degree images?

Can the notion of North be built into a Photosynth sequence?

Where can I find a massively collaborative Photosynth? The Obama inauguration was the ultimate in democratic news-gathering. When and where is the next one?

I suggest Trafalgar Square in London as a project for 2009. 

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