This morning, Jonathan sent me a link to Fotowoosh, a service (now taking signups for beta) that aims to take your digital photos and map them into a 3D space, so you can “enter” your pictures. Of course, I signed up immediately, with images of cupcakes and porn and LOLcats in my head, but I’m sure I’m the only one thinking like that. Riiiight. Anyway, I’m told that this “3D Flickr” is based on work by Hoiem, Efros, and Hebert at CMU.
Fotowoosh Alpha (fotowoosh.com)
See the research: Geometrically Coherent Image Interpretation and the awesome animations at Automatic Photo Pop-up.