Finding Paths through the World’s Photos


Just came across this today on Gizmodo.  As someone who fancies themselve’s a photographer and a UX Designer, this is pretty cool.  Basically, the folks at the UW and Microsoft put together an application that works with photo collections to create “3-D” photo tourism experiences.  You’ll have to see it to appreciate it.

Personally, I love shooting long exposure photos to capture activity in a scene.  For the most part this tends to render people only partially or as a blur (unless I use a strobe).  What I like about this application is the sense of activity created by seeing random photos featuring random people streamed into a single experience.