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Pop mosaic

From Washington Post:

Each day, photo editors for The Washington Post search through thousands of images to bring you Eye on Entertainment. Now the images from the last two months of galleries have been combined into this photo mosaic. Interact with the entire collection of thousands of photos of celebrities by zooming in and moving around.

This photo mosaics was produced using MacOsaiX and presented through Deep Zoom Composer . The Deep Zoom Composer or Deep Zoom Pix divides the images into tiles and works similar to how internet mapping applications like Google Maps works.

The image is displayed on the page via JavaScript and you are only presented the tiles visible at the time allowing you to see a 200 megapixel file over your internet connection without noticeable delay.

Link to the Washington Post.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.