Inauguration Photosynth

January 20, 2009

Via flowingdata, a Photosynth piece is now up for photos taken from the inauguration platform. So this is roughly what Obama et al were seeing, albeit with like 3 million people out there.

Photosynth at Inauguration

Photosynth smartly and automatically stitches together user photos to create an explorable 3-D environment. It gets better as more photos come in. See also the map of other synths from the inauguration.


Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

January 20, 2009

The New York Times published a great interactive piece a few days ago allowing readers to explore the salient and new terms in all past U.S. inaugural speeches.

Inaugural timeline

For a similar visualization of a much nerdier domain, check out my yummy tag timeline.