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CNN Teams with PhotoSynth to Crowdsource Inauguration Coverage

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CNN is harnessing Microsoft PhotoSynth technology to “crowdsource” the Tuesday inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, producting the first “synth” of a major historical event. Photos mailed to themoment@cnn.com will be processed in real time to create synths that will be available at  The Moment site. CNN coverage starts at 5AM Eastern time (2AM Pacific).

Read the article announcing the collaboration and explaining how to participate here.

PhotoSynth technology grew out of collaborative research involving UW CSE graduate student Noah Snavely (now on the faculty at Cornell University), CSE professor Steven Seitz, Microsoft Research’s Rick Szeliski (also UW CSE affiliate professor), and others.

Previous UW CSE News coverage of PhotoSynth is here

January 19, 2009