Gigapan: Pictures you can really get into

Gigapan fragment, DC Union Station

Gigapan fragment, DC Union Station

Gigapan isn’t brand new, but it’s a fascinating visual tool that allows people to deeply explore panoramic photographs — and to collaboratively tell stories through pictures.

It’s part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Global Connection Project

What’s so cool about Gigapan?

  • Conveys a strong sense of place — almost a 3D feel
  • People can create their own experience with snapshots
  • Provide text or link context
  • Allows examination and discussion of details
  • Plays nice with Google Earth

I like Gigapan because it offers an experience sort of like this:

More about Gigapan…

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Some Journos are Real Dorks: The Proof

My friend David Cohn of Spot.us today mentioned a fun site I absolutely adore: Stuff Journalists Like. (It’s a riff on the instant classic: Stuff White People Like.)

And what kinds of things do journalists like?

All of which point out what dorks my colleagues can be. But if you need more proof, check out David Cohn from an MIT conference this spring:

David Cohn of Spot.us, getting dorky

David Cohn of Spot.us, getting dorky

(Heh, Dave, I warned you….)