CNN and Microsoft have teamed up for a very interesting experiment that everyone can participate in tomorrow. The Moment is a Photosynth of user submitted photos all taken at the moment that Barack Obama takes the oath of office as the 44th President of the United States.
The instructions for participating in the moment are simple (as seen in the screenshot above). And I have to admit that this is a perfect use of the Microsoft’s Photosynth technology (see my original posting on this technology). While it may take a day or even two for users to upload their photos and for a complete photosynth to be created, I can’t wait to see the end result. (Thankfully I have a copy of VMware Fusion to view this in, as Photosynth still doesn’t support MacOS!)
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Regardless of the rights abuse by CNN, I’m sure there will be a lot of people who submit their photos. And even thought I never would because of those those rights abuses, it won’t stop me from checking the site out over the next few days.