Microsoft Research: A Slice of Time and Space

‘Hey dad, can I go outside and play?’ That’s what most kids say to their parents. But one day Michael Cohen’s daughter said, ‘Hey, dad, can I go into my picture and play?’ And he said yes. He sliced time and space to let her swing on the monkey bars in the playground her imagination had designed.

Cohen and his colleagues have invented a way to turn digital video into an animated cartoon. They’ve also developed techniques to combine animation with a still picture, which is what allowed Cohen’s daughter to ‘play’ in her painting. “

This is very cool stuff from Microsoft Research. The whole article can be found here.
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