WASHINGTON (April 16, 2009)–National Geographic Digital Media (NGDM) today launches Infinite Photograph, a cutting-edge Web 2.0 photography mosaic application that will allow users to interact with shared online photographs by clicking on color patterns to create an infinite array of stunning mosaics in a variety of themes.
Gearing up for Earth Day, the first Infinite Photograph theme debuts April 16 at www.ngm.com/infinite, featuring mosaics created from user-submitted photos of the natural world as part of National Geographic’s My Shot “As Seen on Earth” hub, found at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/myshot/infinite-photograph/earth.
An Infinite Photograph digital mosaic is composed of 200 to 500 photographs culled from National Geographic’s user-generated My Shot photography database. NGDM will roll out more functionality for Infinite Photograph over the next few months, including features that allow users to select search terms from the entire My Shot database of tagged photos, build Infinite Photographs from their own catalog of digital photography and interact with the program through such social networking sites as Facebook.
“Infinite Photograph taps into avid social media users and photography enthusiasts
in a way no Web technology has done to date,” said Rob Covey, NGDM’s senior vice president of content development and design for online material. “National Geographic has long been known as a leader in stunning photography and for its commitment to preserving our planet. Infinite Photograph supports that longstanding identity and simultaneously represents a significant leap forward into using advanced technology to increase engagement with the brand.”
National Geographic launched My Shot last year, generating an online destination where viewers can build their own photo-based National Geographic Web page as well as create and share albums, puzzles and games with fellow users. To date, My Shot has garnered more than 50,000 members, who have uploaded more than 250,000 photos featuring images of people and places around the world.
About National Geographic Digital Media
National Geographic Digital Media (NGDM) is the multimedia division of National Geographic Ventures, the wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest educational and scientific nonprofit organizations, which works to inspire people to care about the planet. Holding many top industry’s awards, NGDM publishes Nationalgeographic.com; produces short-form video for broadband markets; manages marketing and content partnerships across broadband, mobile, gaming and other consumer digital platforms; and provides video and film footage to commercial, theatrical, educational and other digital footage markets.
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