Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Computing power!

Check out this video on meta-imaging from a recent TED conference. Phil Plait at BA was struck by the reconstruction of Notre Dame and its potential for use within astronomy. The whole presentation is incredible. I wonder how powerful a computer he was using. With image resolution so high the memory needs must also be huge. Here is a link to the photosynth software. Of course I am using a mac so I can't download it.


Malcolm Pollack said...

Wow, Andrew, that really is an impressive presentation. I'm going to pass that along over at my place as well.

I'm starting to realize that a meteor landing on a TED conference would slow the progress of civilization by hundreds of years...

Andrew Staroscik said...


You are probably right about the meteor. I just discovered Richard Dawkins talk from 2002. I am also looking forward to the release of the TED Global talks. I hope they don't wait too long.