You know I just love Photosynth (although I wish Microsoft would finally make it available in some form other than a technology preview), so I had to check out the video National Geographic has posted of Stonehenge as seen through Photosynth technology and photos by Rebecca Hale. Even in the short video, the virtual tour of Stonehenge is pretty cool and I’d really like to see the Stonehenge collection added to the Photosynth page so you can explore the collection on your own.
For all you K-12 teachers out there, and anyone who’s interested in a cool Geography educational tool, check out Earth Balloon. It’s a 20-foot high, hand-painted inflatable globe that can be used in conjunction with Geography lessons on a wide range of topics. Whereabouts, Inc., a company that specializes in Geography educational tools and programs, has created a traveling Earth Balloon program and will come to schools with their Earth Balloon and allow students to actually go inside the inflated balloon as part of the program. They’re based in the Chicago area, so I’m not sure how far they’re willing to travel.
You can even buy your own Earth Balloon and, really, what Geography class wouldn’t be way cooler with a giant inflatable globe that you can walk inside!
Created with DHL shipping company and the help of GPS! It spans nearly every continent and shows a pretty elaborate path. While this might seem flippant, I think it shows an important intersection of technology and art. Anyone familiar with ancient maps can see the obvious art there, but I can’t say I’ve ever thought of art and GPS in the same sentence before!
As we were making the long, long trek from the Extended Parking area at Pittsburgh International Airport on Saturday, we got a chance to see a real Smart Car just sitting there all cute and cuddly in the parking lot. We couldn’t resist grabbing a quick camera phone shot before heading into the terminal.