Kelluwen is a project aimed to develop didactic experiences involving social web tools in schools under poverty in southern Chile. We are making pilots, twice a year, involving several schools from different cities in southern Chile. Now we are in the middle of our third pilot with a total of 31 didactic experiences (31 different classrooms) in 12 different schools (most located in Valdivia). Some of these classrooms are running special instructional designs using GigaPan Edu equipment and site.
Now there are 9 classrooms in two projects on education.gigapan.org. The two projects are:
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"Fotografiando y construyendo nuestros espacios geográficos y entorno" (Taking photos and building our geographic space and environment) in which groups of students of different classrooms take panoramas of their own locations.
"Te cuento mi cuento" (I tell you a Tale), in which, students from different schools play roles of a story read and represent them in a sort of static theater.
We hope our classrooms are taking gigapans and commenting them in the next weeks, so take a look if you want. Unfortunately, all project descriptions and comments are only in spanish!
I want to mention that training sessions were specially tiring. Some of the teachers needs quite well and precise instructions and I realize that it would be necessary to split training program into two sessions: 1) set up equipment (camera and robot) and taking panoramas, 2) stitching, uploading and linking panoramas to the educational site. We have an specially trained assistant per teacher, but still we want to give schools teachers the opportunity of using the equipment (some of them showed special interest and we expect they go further with it). Also I wrote a guide (thank you Clara for base material) in spanish. I include it below.
I have a small Audio Visual team of middle school students at school and we learned how to set up the camera by watching Dr. Illah Nourbakhsh’s tutorials on YouTube. The students learned so much and we got right to work and photographed our “Grand Canyon” bookshelves - similar to the bookshelf model used in Dr. Nourbakhsh’s tutorials. We experimented with more GigaPanning throughout the year and learned a lot by trail and error.
I took advantage of the opportunity to attend a hands-on GigaPan training at CMU on April 20, 2011. Tom, a seventh grade student who helps to train other students using the GigaPan, also attended with his mother. This three hour session let by Clara Phillips was a great opportunity to review what we had been doing, get additional tips and tricks, share our successes with other GigaPanners, and ask questions. Clara took her time demonstrating everything from setting up the camera and tripod to stitching and uploading the images to the GigaPan site. She explained each step of the how to share GigaPans, take shapshots, benefits of tagging your photos, and placing them in Google Earth. We also had the opportunity to take some GigaPans on site and share them. The workshop was very well organized and it was a pleasure to be part of this class. I also enjoyed meeting all the other attendees.
An added bonus to attending this workshop was meeting “Tank” the roboceptionist who directed us to the class when we entered the Newell-Simon Hall. Thank you to CREATE Lab for all that you do for teachers, students, and the community!
Here is the animoto....
LARGE scale prints (4 feet high and up to 17 feet wide) of these images will be unveiled on November 11 at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with the opening of the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science.
The prints will be on display to the public at the museum through the end of the year.
Follow Fine Outreach for Science on Twitter @FOFSgigapan
Eagle's Nest petroglyph, Jubbah, northern Saudi Arabia
by Richard T. Bryant
Galapagos Bait Ball of Salema
by Jason Buchheim
The Big Four
by Andrew R. Deans and Matthew A. Bertone
Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
by Dennis vanEngelsdorp and Michael Andree
Bergamot and Hummingbirds, Vermont
by Chris Fastie
by Molly Gibson
Penguins at Cape Crozier
by Stephanie Jenouvrier
From Sierra de en Medio
by Rurik List
On Thursday, September 23rd (weather permitting), a team of talented gigapanners will be capturing a stupendous photographic portrait of Pittsburgh. You are invited to take part.
Designed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the GigaPan robotic camera mount is capable of capturing explorable, multi-gigapixel panoramas. From approximately 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 23rd, we plan to take a series of GigaPans consisting of thousands of photographs from the top of the U. S. Steel Tower, a high point in southwest Pennsylvania. You can be in the picture, more than once if you move around. It’s free, fun, and you will be making history. Here's how you can join the fun:
1. Check the first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama at www.gigapan.org/gigapans/47373/ Zoom in and find a familiar spot in the landscape where you’ll be seen. The closer to the Tower the better, but any place that can be seen in the first image should also be visible in the second.
2. Let us know who you are and where you'll be by visiting the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama FaceBook page or following the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on twitter @CreativeInquiry. Please provide an e-dress and/or cell phone number so we communicate with you before, during, and after the shoot.
3. We plan to take the image in four geographic segments on this approximate schedule:
A. 11:00 – 12:00 – Oakland, the Hill South Side and points east
B. 12:00 - 1:00 - The Strip, Lawrenceville and points north
C. 1:00 – 2:00 - Station Square, Mt. Washington, South Hills and points west
D. 2:00 – 3:00 - North Shore, PNC Park, and points north.
Plan to be in your position before shooting for your section starts and be ready to follow our Twitter feed on-site so you’ll know when we actually start taking pictures in your direction.
While you can just stand in place and smile, we encourage creativity. Wear a costume or colorful clothing; hold a sign or banner, anything to help you stand out from the landscape. Also, bring a cell phone that day so we can communicate when we are shooting images in your direction. Also have someone snap a picture of your display that you can send us.
Since the Pirates will be playing in PNC Park at 12:35, you can also be in the picture simply by going to the game and sitting on the right or left sides of the field (no outfield seats).
We hope to release the completed image online in late October, when you will be able to visit the image, find and take a snapshot of your participation. We’ll also make a large (4 feet x 25 feet) print of the image and include it as part of our gigapanorama exhibit "New Perspectives of Pittsburgh" which will be in the Photo Forum Gallery in the upper lobby of the U. S. Steel Tower from October 11 through November 19, 2010. Details to follow.
So join the fun and please also share this information with your Pittsburgh networks and contacts so others can participate.
For GigaPan setup go to Part 2 and scroll forward to 6:20min
Part 1 Setup and Camera Menus
Part 2 Camera and Gigapan Settings
For GigaPan setup, scroll forward to 6:20min
Part 3 Shoot Panorama and Align Images for Stitching
Part 4 Stitch and Upload
A closer look at the 1800 kayaks setting a new world record. Zoom in on participants faces at: http://gigapan.com/gigapans/51206
The Hawaii issue of Gigapan Magazine is now live at http://gigapanmagazine.org/vol2/issue3/