Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Image display and networking

Bit old now (ho ho) but this is an amazing TED presentation of some Microsoft projects (inherited by acquisition it seems).

The first is a way of managing the display of enormous amounts of visual data simultaneously (think Picasa) but without any slow-down in performance.
Why should it slow down when it's the same number of pixels in use?

The second is a new presentation showing Seadragon but in much greater details than I've seen before. It's now linking enormous numbers of pictures of Notre Dame Cathedral (including representations within a photo such as a poster) and has had quite a bit of work done on the interface.

You've got to watch both of these.
The audience are astounded.

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