Its been a bit of a video night tonight.

First up: Wikis in plain English

From the same guys that brought you RSS in plain English.

And then there’s Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Photosynth demo

Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off…

WOW!

But.. I had a nasty time getting that TED talk video to stream in😦 it just stopped and started, and stopped again. So I search youtube for a reliable copy. Sadly there was no copy of the TED talk recording, but there were a host of other videos that demo the same stuff – just not as spectacular:

Photo tourism full

and while I’m into my favourites at the moment…

“Kinetic Sculptures” strandbeest Theo Jansen

You can download Youtube movies with the Youtube downloader (make sure you save the download as “filename.flv”)
You can change the flash video (flv) into handy little Quicktime movies with the Videora iPod converter.