27 April 2010

GigaPan for Science, Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Carnegie Mellon University published an article today featuring Fine Scientist Bill Wallauer of the Jane Goodall Institute. Read about his experience with GigaPan and how the Fine Outreach for Science Fellows program grew into the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science.

Panorama: Tobacco Field in Chimp Habitat by Bill Wallauer, Jane Goodall Institute

22 April 2010

Keynote speakers announced

We are thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science!
  • Mark Bauman, executive vice president of National Geographic Television
  • Alan Eustace, Google senior vice president for engineering
  • Pete Worden, director of NASA Ames Research Center
Get more information about submitting a paper or entering one of your images in the juried gallery show

21 April 2010

Nano GigaPan for the masses

Thanks to researchers at NASA Ames & Four Chambers Studio, Micro GigaPan may soon be within your reach! 

From the nano gigapan blog:
Randy Sargent, Gene Cooper, Rich Gibson and I (Jay Longson) are working towards developing a suite of tools to aid in making these macro/micro/nano gigapans. We're hoping to very soon put together a standard recipe to enable people to adapt their own microscopes to take similar imagery. Our goal is for this to become a DIY project with differing levels of complexity based on the makers knowledge and skills. On one end of the spectrum will be a kit with all the necessary parts to create a gigapan enabled microscope, on the other end will be makers using some of the tools we develop here to modify their own microscopes. We hope to publish the "how to" through Make magazine. We aim to get these tools into the hands as as many people as possible, research scientists and kids alike. Stay tuned for more information.
Nano GigaPan in the news:
Nano GigaPan offers panoramic views of microscopic worlds

Ultra detailed photo of barnacle

Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science

The CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University with The Fine Foundation, is pleased to announce the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science to be held November 11–13, 2010 on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

The conference aims to explore innovative use of gigapan in the classroom, the field and the laboratory by leading scientists. The main purpose of the event is to bring together students, researchers, scientists, teachers and practitioners to present and discuss their latest techniques, ideas, applications and research findings related to various aspects of gigapixel imaging for science. The conference program will consist of keynote speakers, tutorials, workshops, technical presentations, poster presentations, lightning talks, birds of a feather sessions and a juried exhibition of GigaPan prints.

Join us in November! Conference registration will open later this month, however, you can learn more now about submitting a paper or entering one of your panoramas in our juried gallery show.