Jeffrey sez, "360Cities' intrepid member Andrew Bodrov, stitching master of interplanetary awesomeness, has constructed this composite image (i.e. 'fake view') of the Curiosity Rover at night under the Milky Way. You can even see Phobos, Mars' own moon in the night sky."
360 Cities has a collection of 360 degree panoramas of historic photos taken in August, 1945, after the US detonated a nuclear bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. The photos are from the Hiroshima Peace Museum's collection, now loaded into 360 Cities' panorama explorer.
The 360Cities people shot a 40 gigapixel panorama of the interior of the gorgeous Strahov library, an 18th century biblioparadise in the Czech Republic. You can spend a lot of time getting lost in this image, which 360Cities claims is the largest indoor image ever shot.
I Believe I Can Fly (14 Airplane Cockpits) (Thanks, Jeffrey!) High-res cockpit view of space shuttle - Boing Boing Airbus A380 Cockpit Pictures - Boing Boing Vintage-cockpit-looking alarm clock -- Boing Boing Gadgets - Boing ... Read the rest
Most exciting of all, we're having 3 competitions - no lotteries or sweepstakes, but feats of skill and cunning! The first two are treasure hunts - find the clues, and be the first to send in the answers. The third competition is something new - I don't think anyone has done this before and I'm really excited about it: it's a storytelling competition. Using this image itself as the canvas, you'll be able to make a kind of panning, zooming cinematic tour of the city, with your own words overlaid on the image. We have holiday prizes (room nights and tours in various awesome places in the world) for the best stories."
Here's Nico Roig's interactive panorama, made by stitching together the edges of MC Escher's "Relativity" so that they flow psychedelically into one another in a kind of sphere.
Tribute to Escher (Thanks, Jeffrey!) HOWTO make Escher-like Droste photos Escher's Hands Drawing Hands for the robot set Escher lizard paving-stones MC Escher remix contest M.C. Escher meets Lance Armstrong for the Bio-Cycle ... MC Escher remix contest Hong Kong camera phones have Escher-esque zoom out ... Read the rest
Mack sez, "This is easily the single coolest video you will watch all month: Immersive Media captured the controlled-implosion death of the defunct Texas Stadium on video that can be viewed as a full 720-degree Quicktime VR Flash panorama. Spin around as the charges go off and the roof collapses around you. Giddy fun."