Ah, I see. I guess we were both typing at the same time there.
Perhaps the abstract distortions that come from 2D stitching trying to cope with a camera's shifting viewpoint are really what you're after. If that's the case then this may not interest you, but hear me out.
If you're interested in moving the camera around an environment, I think that you should check out the Photosynth app for Windows (which makes photosynths, instead of the panoramas that the mobile app makes). It doesn't attempt to merge any of the input photos, but rather, determines their positions and arranges them in 3D space around a sparse version of the subject.
You can view synths in the free iSynth app. Check out some of LostInTheTriangle, EdLee, and Ultrasound's work. Definitely check out 'Orbit Mode' and see how the Windows app has figured out the different camera positions throughout the scene.