Since I received a lot of responses and follow up (thanks!) to the posting Photosynth: Mashups of Our Collective Intelligence via Photos, I thought you would be quite interested to know the most recent use of Microsoft Photosynth, which creates 3D spaces from a mass of 2D photos.
CNN is using Photosynth to create a 3D space they are calling “The Moment”, when Barack Obama raised his hand to officially accept the position of President of the USA. To do so, CNN is asking everyone to send in at least one photo they took of this defining moment in history, and CNN will then use these to create a 3D environment with Microsoft Photosynth.
CNN recently experienced a very different kind of “CNN moment” when their systems were unable to cope with the spike in demand for their live streaming of the event. So here’s hoping that this new “moment” that they are proposing is a much better experience!
It's worth checking out. Since I wasn’t in the country or near any TV coverage (other than in airports), I missed seeing the inauguration, so I'll be interested to see “the moment” myself. And I’ll be curious to learn what your experience with this new capability is like. Looking forward to reading your responses.