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Thursday September 23: The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Photo Shoot!

What: Participate in a citywide, high-resolution panoramic photo! When: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 11:00am-2:00pm Where: Anywhere that’s visible from the U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh! How: Follow @creativeinquiry on Twitter or Facebook for moment-to-moment updates! People of Pittsburgh! You are invited to appear in an enormous 360° panoramic photograph of Pittsburgh — the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama — […]

GML Stenciler: Laser Cut Patterns from Graffiti Markup Language

We announce the release of GMLStenciler, an open-source software project for converting Graffiti Markup Language (GML) drawings into vector-art stencils suitable for laser cutting. This free tool solves the problem of transforming GML’s widthless linear strokes into adjustably-thickened stencil patterns with automatically bridged islands. GMLStenciler is built in openFrameworks, an open-source C++ toolkit 
for creative […]

Rectified Flowers

Kyle McDonald and I were reading about domain shifting between polar and Cartesian geometries, and noticed that flowers make particularly interesting subjects for this transformation. Abusing my open-source BloggieUnwarper panoramic-imaging software with some flower photographs from Flickr, we produced the “flower panoramas” below. This is what you would see if you were doing panoramic imaging […]

Modding the Bloggie Panoramic Lens Accessory

This post explains how to achieve full 1080p video with the Sony Bloggie’s 360-degree video accessory. It also illustrates some of the limitations you will encounter in doing so. In my previous blog post about panoramic imaging with the Bloggie, I complained about how the Bloggie automatically lowers its resolution from 1920×1080 down to 1280×720 […]

Open-Source Panoramic Video: Bloggie + OpenFrameworks & Processing

I’m pleased to announce the release of free code and tools, created in openFrameworks and Processing, for unwarping the panoramic videos produced by the popular Sony Bloggie solid-state camera. The inexpensive Bloggie ($160-190), in many ways similar to the Flip, is a perfectly decent little pocket camera with one exceptionally notable feature: it allows for […]