Thursday, May 31, 2007
Microsoft: Kicking Ass, Taking Pictures...
...and doing some really cool shite with them. WTF seems to have taken a turn for the tech; which I suppose is to be expected given all the paradigm shifting going on at D5 – two of which (shfting paradigms, that is) I just got turned on to today. [Thanx to Kit and John G, respectively. – Ed.]
The first is Microsoft’s stunning new touch-top, ‘coffee table’ display called, Surface. [Yes, please. – Ed.] More videos in this article from Popular Mechanics.com.
The other, an application called Photosynth that aggregates web-based images (think, flickr) like never before – producing a whole that is vastly greater than the sum of it’s parts. You’ve got to watch the demo to truly appreciate how (r)evolutionary, awe-inspiring and powerful Photosynth is. It’s also worth watching this presentation of Photosynth’s capabilities. (By way of TED.)
[Apparently the photo up top is a legit look at Microsoft circa 1978. – Ed.]