The Mixing Room–Te Papa

Last week when I was down in Wellington for the ONYAs (Congratulations Keith!) I visited Te Papa to see The Mixing Room exhibition telling the stories of young refugees in New Zealand running from the 10th April 2010-2013. For me this is the rewarding part of being a technology evangelist. This story started two years…

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Photosynth Panoramic Deep Zoom Mosaic

18 years ago ‘Virtual Reality’ was all the rage… remember The Lawnmower Man? 16 years ago Apple came out with QuickTime VR which changed the way people experienced panoramic photos on the web. QuickTime VR (virtual reality) (also known as QTVR) is a type of image file format supported by Apple’s QuickTime. It allows the…

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All Hail The Gu

This afternoon I found myself kicking around in Vegas after MIX waiting for a flight to San Francisco. I was looking through the photos from MIX10 and thought it appropriate to have a little fun. Since Scott Guthrie embodied this years MIX event I thought I’d turn the Gu into the poster child for the event (literally)….

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Air New Zealand Fashion Week Finale!

I convinced Michael Ng (the official photographer) for Air New Zealand Fashion week to attempt a photosynth at last nights Stolen Girlfriends show. I think he did a great job! Showing the models and the who’s who celebs in the front row. Add this with some super high resolution beauty shots in the MSN “wall…

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Building the MSN Silverlight "Wall of Fashion" for Air New Zealand Fashion Week

Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while will know that I have been working with DeepZoom for some time now. I have been very keen to get Silverlight onto MSN.co.nz for a while. An opportunity presented itself for me to build a DeepZoom viewer and purchase 700 photos from Michael Ng (the…

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NZsynth – How It Was Done

Previously I wrote and demoed the NZsynth application that was built for the WEB09 keynote. This post is detailing how it was made and introducing version two (Zoom all the way in using mouse wheel then double-click for popup image).   WATCH THE VIDEO that goes end-to-end on the development of the application (mainly building…

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NZsynth and WEB09

It started as a conversation I was having with Brett Roberts regarding options for promoting NZ online at a time when tourism was taking a hit from the current economic climate. From there we discussed the proposed National Cycleway and this lead to a conversation about “crowd sourcing” images that people have already tagged as…

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DeepZoom-Tastic

I have been blogging since MIX last year about DeepZoom as a killer feature inside of Silverlight 2. MIX08: A Developers Perspective… IT’S A WRAP! Build A 10,000 x 10,000 Mosaic of Images with DeepZoom Deep Zoom Photographs Web On The Piste Right Click Louis Vuitton Pacific Series 2009 Auckland New Zealand – The Silverlight…

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Deep Zoom Photographs

Back in May I delivered a session titled “MIX08: A Developers Perspective” where I first showed the programmability of Deep Zoom in Silverlight 2. Off the back of those sessions I have seen a few large scale developments take place in NZ using Silverlight 2 and Deep Zoom. None of them have come to market…

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Build A 10,000 x 10,000 Mosaic of Images with DeepZoom

Donavon West has created a killer deep zoom using tens of thousands of images making up the face of Barack Obama. It is very cool and available to view at http://www.deepzoomobama.com The great part is that Donavon has also released a “how to” build your own mosaic and host it on us for free using…

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