For those of you who like to see behind the scenes and hear about what's coming next for Bing Maps and Photosynth, tune in at 11:45am GMT-8 (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday 2011 April 20th to hear Blaise Agüera y Arcas (former Photosynth architect and now architect of Bing Mobile and Mapping) speak live, courtesy of O'Reilly Media.
Here are two links to his keynote's schedule:
I will poste the link to the page with the live video feed when I am certain of its address. You may also follow the official Where 2.0 account on Twitter for updates here: http://twitter.com/where20
For those of you who cannot watch the live feed, O'Reilly Media usually does a great job of uploading videos to their YouTube account here:
Here is his 2010 talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giOa6i9cXFI
Here's the location on the map: http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#/xtyk7w6nc0p9ggzr
ATTENTION: here is the link to watch the live broadcast: http://where2conf.com/where2011/
REMINDER: I am writing this message on Tuesday and Blaise is talking tomorrow morning.
Here's a recent excerpt from his weblog entry about the new app for iOS. http://styleisviolence.com/photosynth-app/
"A major element in the larger vision of Photosynth is to let many different types of media connect together into a kind of shared “world tapestry”. I’ll be talking about this, sharing both our thinking and some of our latest work, at Where 2.0 on Wednesday."
Another reminder from the Bing Maps twitter account: http://twitter.com/bingmaps/status/60463159441489920
Just about two hours and twenty minutes. I actually found a larger version of O'Reilly's video feed at this link:
Just a reminder: There's only 53 more minutes until Blaise is scheduled to be on.
Alright! For anyone who missed it, O'Reilly now has the talk uploaded to YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X9u4JG9H6E&hd=1
Here's the Read/Write World site announced today in the demo: http://readwriteworld.net/
Bing Maps WebLog Intro: http://binged.it/mapsblogreadwriteworld
This new project is a collaboration hosted and operated by Bing, but welcoming many other companies into the mix such as 360 Cities' beautiful panoramas, C3 Technology's beautiful 3D aerial scans, etc. Think of this as a huge synther app running in Bing on the entire internet. It's not quite to that level yet, but that's my interpretation of the end goal. Perhaps a more level-headed way to describe it would be Photosynth meets Tineye.
Regardless, I'm really excited to start seeing the results of this project!
Enjoy the links!
Okkkkkkkkk, how can I be a part of this project, Nate?
Heheh. ツ I thought you'd feel that way.
I would just contact David Gedye.
Also, Michael, I have no idea what your budget is like, but Blaise will be speaking again at Augmented Reality Event on May 18th and so far I have no one to provide video like Christian Grant did last year.
I can't afford the expense and perhaps neither can you, but if you could, chances are pretty good that you could get time to chat with Blaise for a while if you shoot him an email beforehand to schedule it. If you could carry a video camera to his keynote there and post it online that would be fantastic too. Details: http://bit.ly/psfblaiseare2011
Ha! Thanks, Nate. Consider me acting on your intel (:
Oh, and making the most densely pano-synthetic area on Bing Maps; that too..
For follow up videos on Read/Write World, check out this discussion: http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=6b63cb81-8b57-4d5d-a978-41d5509bf59a&dis=0148131d-ad16-4ab4-9326-577a28388dba