photosynth-cnn-inauguration

There’s been a lot of different kinds of media coming out of the inauguration ceremonies and lots of different ways to display it. Some choose to show it straight forward (picture by picture) while others take a more interactive approach.

I really think CNN did a fantastic job of incorporating Microsoft’s Photosynth technology in order to construct a 3D-ish environment of the Capitol building and its surrounding enclosures. CNN allows people to send in their own photographs to be included in this huge collection if images and once submitted, the image is sorted by Photosynth and smartly aggregated based on its content and area. The result is a multi-viewed look at the inaugural ceremonies from literally thousands of different cameras and perspectives — all at once.

This is what I love about the internet and its ability to connect people. And seriously, this is the most fun way to present an immensely large collection of photographs of very similar subjects. Check it out!