Frank Hurley’s Darkroom

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Mawson’s Huts Antarctica.

This image of Hurley’s Darkroom is a composite of 95 photographs – each of 8 megapixels – rendered via computer software into a longitudinal texture map 10183 pixels wide by 5091pixels high – and this is at only 50% resolution! What this means is that the image is not only scalable for a standard computer screen, but is of sufficiently high resolution that it can be displayed upon a large scale projection device (such as a planetarium dome or, even better, a perpendicular dome such as the iDome produced by iCinema and my colleague Paul Bourke at WASP) allowing the viewer to interactively revolve the image and to zoom in and analyse whatever part attracts their interest.

More info at Mawson’s Huts Foundation