de Maistre's Revenge
In my last post, I mentioned the remarkable influence of context shift on our relationship to everyday objects. If it's context shift you're looking for, check out Microsoft's Photosynth. This server-side visualization software allows you to translate a slew of still-photographs into a very cool interactive panorama. It's easy to use (just a few minutes to generate my office synth), lots of fun, but also highly addicitve, so be careful. Thanks to Bill Turkel for the suggestion.