Synthing the Inauguration

In case you haven’t already seen this, Microsoft is partnering with CNN to use Photosynth create a huge synth of Obama’s Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20th. Using a combination of photos from CNN photographers and anybody attending the event who wants to participate, the synth will capture the entire sweep of the Inauguration, from closeups of Obama to wide shots of the whole scene. If it works well, it will be the first time that 3D technology will be used to capture such an historic moment.

I think this is an amazing idea, and for those of you who will be attending and want to participate by taking photos with your cell phone or digital camera, you can get information on what you need to do from the Photosynth team’s blog or from CNN’s page on “The Moment”

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