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  • Blog Post: The Mixing Room–Te Papa

    Last week when I was down in Wellington for the ONYAs ( Congratulations Keith !) I visited Te Papa to see The Mixing Room exhibition telling the stories of young refugees in New Zealand running from the 10th April 2010-2013. For me this is the rewarding part of being a technology evangelist. This...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth Panoramic Deep Zoom Mosaic

    18 years ago ‘Virtual Reality’ was all the rage… remember The Lawnmower Man ? 16 years ago Apple came out with QuickTime VR which changed the way people experienced panoramic photos on the web. QuickTime VR (virtual reality) (also known as QTVR ) is a type of image file format supported by Apple's QuickTime...
  • Blog Post: All Hail The Gu

    This afternoon I found myself kicking around in Vegas after MIX waiting for a flight to San Francisco. I was looking through the photos from MIX10 and thought it appropriate to have a little fun. Since Scott Guthrie embodied this years MIX event I thought I’d turn the Gu into the poster child for...
  • Blog Post: Air New Zealand Fashion Week Finale!

    I convinced Michael Ng (the official photographer) for Air New Zealand Fashion week to attempt a photosynth at last nights Stolen Girlfriends show . I think he did a great job! Showing the models and the who’s who celebs in the front row. Add this with some super high resolution beauty shots ...
  • Blog Post: Building the MSN Silverlight "Wall of Fashion" for Air New Zealand Fashion Week

    Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while will know that I have been working with DeepZoom for some time now. I have been very keen to get Silverlight onto MSN.co.nz for a while. An opportunity presented itself for me to build a DeepZoom viewer and purchase 700 photos from Michael Ng (the official...
  • Blog Post: NZsynth – How It Was Done

    Previously I wrote and demoed the NZsynth application that was built for the WEB09 keynote. This post is detailing how it was made and introducing version two (Zoom all the way in using mouse wheel then double-click for popup image).   WATCH THE VIDEO that goes end-to-end on the development of the...
  • Blog Post: NZsynth and WEB09

    It started as a conversation I was having with Brett Roberts regarding options for promoting NZ online at a time when tourism was taking a hit from the current economic climate. From there we discussed the proposed National Cycleway and this lead to a conversation about “crowd sourcing” images that people...
  • Blog Post: DeepZoom-Tastic

    I have been blogging since MIX last year about DeepZoom as a killer feature inside of Silverlight 2. MIX08: A Developers Perspective... IT'S A WRAP! Build A 10,000 x 10,000 Mosaic of Images with DeepZoom Deep Zoom Photographs Web On The Piste Right Click Louis Vuitton Pacific Series...
  • Blog Post: Deep Zoom Photographs

    Back in May I delivered a session titled “MIX08: A Developers Perspective” where I first showed the programmability of Deep Zoom in Silverlight 2. Off the back of those sessions I have seen a few large scale developments take place in NZ using Silverlight 2 and Deep Zoom. None of them have come to market...
  • Blog Post: Build A 10,000 x 10,000 Mosaic of Images with DeepZoom

    Donavon West has created a killer deep zoom using tens of thousands of images making up the face of Barack Obama. It is very cool and available to view at http://www.deepzoomobama.com The great part is that Donavon has also released a "how to" build your own mosaic and host it on us for free using...
  • Blog Post: MIX08: A Developers Perspective... IT'S A WRAP!

    Thanks all for coming out and participating in the conversation surrounding future web technologies and Silverlight 2 over the last week and a half. As promised this is my post outlining the various things that I presented including source code when available and all that other good stuff! Remember...
  • Blog Post: Training on all the Latest Stuff!

    Great news the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training kit has been released containing six hands-on labs, made up of the following technologies: ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Entity Framework ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Silverlight controls Also available...
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