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Stephen Downes points the way to yet another impressive application of technology. Here’s Blaise Aguera y Arcas at TED, demonstrating Photosynth, which creates amazing compliations — like multidimensional representations of Notre-Dame de Paris, build from photos available online.

Mrs. Pardiggle, a formidible style of ladyWatch for my favorite — the entire text of a book, starting smaller than a thumbnail photo. Mrs. Pardiggle (pictured on the left), who monitors my printer, would approve.

I really enjoy the TED talks, and I’m glad Stephen’s post reminded me to visit the site more often.Here are two TED theme pages that each group several presentations: