I’ve started a new Cardboard Obama group on Flickr, curating the various situations people find themselves in when faced with a smiling, life size, two dimensional version of our new president. Please feel free to join and/or contribute your own photos of cardboard Obamas. A few highlights so far:
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.
Apologies in advance if this post makes you nauseous. Via Burak’s twitter feed, these wonderful old animated photos offer a real sense of three dimensionality simply by flipping between two close perspectives:
Makes me wonder what we could do with two cheap digital cameras mounted a few inches apart. Also, I dare someone to create a 3-D interface using this technique. See more on ffffound and cursivebuildings.