Jeffrey from 360 Cities sez, "I have spent the last few months working on the Tokyo Tower Gigapixel. This is the second-largest panorama I have ever made, but it is my #1 favorite overall. (Here is the biggest one - and previously: 1, 2, 3, 4."
The image is made from around 8000 photos, shot from the roof of the lower observatory of the Tokyo Tower, with a Canon 7D, Canon 400mm L 5.6 lens, and a Clauss Rodeon gigapixel robot head tethered to a notebook. Sound like a lot of gear? It is... I was unfamiliar with this particular setup so the shooting was even more challenging than normal. That means I failed on the first try - the first day, 4 hours of shooting, was mostly for nothing. I went back a few days later but was only permitted to be there for two hours, which is an order of magnitude less time than I would like for shooting such a thing, especially if I have traveled all the way across the world just to do this. I shot everything again (from 3 different places around the circumference of the tower) and things went much better, or so I thought. When the time for stitching finally came, these shots didn't all fit together properly, either. The camera had missed a couple shots here and there. In the end I had to combine images from both days and stitch them all together on top of each other. This is not recommended practice at all, but it did end up yielding a complete image. A couple more months of post-processing and finally I got a full 360° image. Still there are a few issues as you can probably see if you zoom in and look around... but overall I am really happy with this image. It was shot on a very clear day, and it was on a weekend in September so there were a lot of people in the streets.
The one thing that I find funny about these images is that until now, nobody, including the author, has actually seen the entire image at 100% detail. It will be a long time before any single person will have seen the whole image!
This/next week, I’m speaking in events in Park City, Utah (Future in Review); Boston (The Freedom to Innovate Summit, the Berman Center and Suffolk University); Toronto (Seneca College); Markham (In Conversation and Storytellers); and the University of Waterloo! Come say hi! (Image: Terri Oda, CC-BY)
When I was a kid, I was terrified of farting in class. At home, it was no big deal: it was a daily fart festival with my family. But at school? TOTAL FEAR OF FLATULENCE. But then it dawned on me: EVERYBODY FARTS. And that’s one of the reasons why I’ve decided to write a graphic novel about how our bodies work. It’s about all the stuff that goes on inside our bodies daily, or throughout our lives, and that this stuff – whether it’s digestion, or respiration, or defecation – is necessary for us to live. And it gives you excellent come-back material if anyone teases you for farting in school!
Alan Turing and the codebreakers of Bletchley Park invented modern crypto and computers in the course of breaking Enigma ciphers, the codes that Axis powers created with repurposed Enigma Machines — sophisticated (for the day) encryption tools invented for the banking industry — to keep the Allies from listening in on their communications.
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