Microscope Panorama

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During my time at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Visualization Lab, I worked with UT Austin Professor Janine Barchas to create a massive gigapixel panorama from microscope images. The subject of the panorama was a page from a 1667 second-edition copy of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, the first scientific best-seller, which inspired a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. So meta.

The panorama was painstakingly shot by hand through an optical microscope, stitched together using Kolor Autopano Giga, and displayed on Stallion, TACC’s 328 megapixel display wall for the Fate of The Book symposium.

Skills: Photography, Visualization