This demo by Blaise Aguera y Arcas may be one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen being done with digital images. (He works at Microsoft Live Labs. There you can also get a first experimental glimpse at the technology here – it doesn’t seem to work with Firefox 22.214.171.124, though.)
From the TED website:
Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation.
Well, it’s not a lie.