Ask Terry Lickona Your Burning Questions

PBS Engage is inviting users to ask questions of Terry Lickona, renowned producer of the long running music program Austin City Limits, Monday at 4pm. Lickona will answer user submitted questions in an hour-long chat from SXSW.

PBS Banner at SXSW 2009 by fragility_v2

PBS Banner at SXSW 2009.
Photo by fragility_v2

Submit questions by 4pm or join the discussion live. If you are in Austin for SXSW, you can stop by the PBS events in person. Tell them Teague sent you.

High Resolution Inauguration Photograph

The Fullscreen Gigapan Viewer offers a very interesting look at last week’s Inauguration.  Who can you find in the crowd?  It’s like Where’s Waldo for the digital age.  Ultra-high resolution photography offers some interesting opportunities.  

Has anyone had personal experience with this?  I’ve seen scanback cameras used for fine art reproduction, but I’m not sure what kind of camera took this photography.  Could this be from a medium format digital camera like the the Hasselblad H3D-39II?  

Photo by David Bergman

Photo by David Bergman

EDIT:   According to the photographer’s profile page (David Bergman) the image is “made up of 220 images and the final image size is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels.”  That’s way higher than the H3D’s measly 39 megapixels.  The fact that it’s multiple images stiched together explains the pincushioning on the edges.  Still an interesting technical implementation.  What else could this tool be applied to?