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Michael Naimark

Viewfinder , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
Will Carter, Principal Programmer/Designer, USC IMD
Paul Debevec, Associate Director, Graphics Research, USC ICT, and Research Associate Professor, USC Computer Science
Perry Hoberman, Research Associate Professor, USC IMD
Andrew Jones, Research Programmer, USC ICT
Bruce Lamond, Programmer Analyst, USC ICT
Erik Loyer, Design Consultant, USC IMD
Giuseppe Mattiolo, Visiting Research Assistant, USC ICT
Michael Naimark, Research Associate Professor, USC IMD, and Viewfinder Project Director
Marientina Gotsis, Lab Manager, USC IMD
Andrew Sacher, Sacher Interactive
Holly Willis, Associate Director, USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy
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  • diagram1
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  • registered photo overlaid on 3D model of USC campus
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“Viewfinder” is a novel method for users to spatially situate, or “find the pose,” of their photographs, and then to view these photographs, along with others, as perfectly aligned overlays in a 3D world model such as Google Earth. Our objective is to provide a straightforward procedure for geo-locating photos of any kind, and our approach is to engage a community of users for a certain amount of human help.
  • aesthetics
    • animated
  • genres
    • digital animation
    • digital graphics
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • cartography
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • photography
    • Media and Communication
      • Internet
      • search engines
Technology & Material
Exhibitions & Events