Ok, so I know I’m, like, months late on this one. But just in case there are a few people living under rocks who haven’t seen the TED Conference demo of Microsoft’s Photosynth program by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, I’m putting it out there. I’m especially fond of the part where images taken of a place can be arranged spatially; so, for instance, a panorama actually appears in 360 degrees rather than as a long strip. According to the YouTube comments, this kind of thing has SO been done before (by Apple, of course), but I still think the header applies: Coolest Imaging and Social Technology EVER!

~Miki Johnson