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Inauguration streamed in Silverlight and captured in PhotoSynth

Chris Pendleton notes a CNN/Microsoft collaboration to capture the moment Obama takes the oath ’s inauguration

In partnership with Microsoft, CNN has published “The Moment” a Photosynth experience that allows users to upload photos during the inauguration of President Barack Obama which will then automagically be stitched into the potentially largest and “most detailed experience of a single moment ever.” Don’t know about Photosynth, check out the web site. “The Moment” will use a combination of crowd sourcing and professional photographers to freeze those amazing 20 seconds when President Elect Obama will take the Oath of Office and become President Obama.

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But that’s not all – the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced on Friday that it has chosen Microsoft’s Silverlight to stream the event live

Don’t miss it when Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office next Tuesday, January 20th. As part of our commitment to making this the most open inauguration in history, we’ll be streaming the swearing-in ceremony on our site using Microsoft’s Silverlight.