Friday, June 08, 2007

Thinking of places to stop on my trip re: art, architectural, and photographic history. Louis Daguerre was French... where was that window where he took that picture? No, it was Joseph-Nicephore Niepce, out his studio window.

The Wikipedia Photography Timeline is pretty cool.

Google Street View has nice display and interaction of registered panoramic images. They were taken by Immersive Media and by Google using their own custom camera rig. You can tell which by figuring out the camera heght-- the van's pov is much higher. Interesting Boing Boing coverage covers a few issues, but the big qustion for everybody is:

Is this creepy or not, and why?