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Alt Design Summit & Guide to SLC

Somehow this eluded quite a few of us over here, but this weekend is the Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City (disclaimer: links to Hulabalub, a site I made). Alt is bringing together a ton of designy bloggers and enthusiasts to talk shop and style. This week, Thursday and Friday, but note that online registration is now closed, with only a handful of walk-up spots available.

Alt’s Twitter pointed us to Design*Sponge’s guide to Salt Lake City, which proves a good guide to many places we love and a handful I haven’t seen yet. Worth a look..

posted by jason 2 days ago · 1 comment

So Microsoft finally released the coolness that is Photosynth that we saw in video form over a year ago (yes, Microsoft has the occasional cool thing).

The first thought that came to mind was how cool it would be to have the LDS Temples done as “synths” so that anyone could see all the details of the beautiful architecture.

So I did a quick attempt of Manti and Timpanogos temples from pictures I had taken over the years… which came out so-so.

This morning I dropped by temple square and took quite a few pics of the temple for the specific purpose of using them in a synth. This time the result is much better.

Presenting Salt Lake City Temple Photosynth attempt #1. It has 3 large groupings and then a few rogue photos. Not bad for the first try =)

I’m by no means hinting at any project, but how cool would it be to have official synths of all the temples so we can dive in and see the details from across the globe. Hopefully they will get the social aspect going, and the community can provide that coolness.

(windows only browser plugin required. parallels won’t work. they say bootcamp and vmware 2.02beta will work, but I had no luck with vmware. didn’t try bootcamp. ymmv)

posted by aaron on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 · 2 comments