Famous in Pittsburgh

Today I made the front page of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Woohoo! I’m famous!

The article is about the GigaPan robotic panorama system which is a joint development of Carnegie Mellon University, NASA, Google, and Charmed Labs. I was selected to receive an early model of the robotic unit in order to explore the scientific possibilities of GigaPan imagery. My sincere thanks to Laura Tomokiyo at CMU who is coordinating the scientific pilot program (and hooked me up with the unit) and Allison Heinrichs at the Tribune who interviewed me last week and wrote the article.

My original two GigaPan images were stitched together from images I shot by hand this summer on my trip back east. Since I got the robotic unit I’ve shot two images of Hays and FHSU as well as a bunch of outcrops and roadcuts in Rooks County, Kansas (see, for example, below). You see all of my GigaPan images on my user page at the Gigapan.org website. Stay tuned for more updates over the Winter Break!

Roadcut south of Codell, Kansas

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