Tuesday, 8 September 2009

360 VR Panoramic London View


Images by The monument View Project - Screen shots on 2009-08-11

Looking back at the London Small World clip I produced a few weeks ago, there is some contextual stuff that should be published along side.
One such project is the London Monument View. It is quite simply what the title suggest and in short the 365/24/7 version of London Small World. It is a camera with a 360 degree lens that is installed on top of Monument in London. It gives a live webcam image and also a previous day time lapse.
It is an art project by Chris Meigh-Andrews installed in 2008 during the renovation of the Monument. The idea is to process the images according to environmental data. In detail this means the orientation of the images corresponds with the wind direction, the air temperature influences the colour tone and the wind speed the speed of the image stream.
The construction on top of the monument looks like this; funny enough the glass jar in the middle is the actual lens case, so quite small and the weather station taking a lot of space.

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The environmental sensing equipment is the same as Andy Hudson-Smith over at digitalurban uses. He has a live page that also works on the iPhone.
To see today’s Monument panorama go here there is also a log book where you can access any data in 2009. If you are interested in today’s time lapse click here you probably have to wait a second for the clip to load.

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