Non Linear Photojournalism


Dr. Illah Nourbakhsh speaks to Point Park University photography students at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. The lab developed and produced the GigaPan robot.


The Point Park University students, enrolled in the Specialized Photography course, will use the GigaPan as a tool of reportage. This is the first university level course dedicated to the exploration and production of non-linear photojournalism.

GigaPan images produced during the class will be compiled and edited for use in GigaPan Magazine.

CMU Mod Snake

CMU Mod Snake, originally uploaded by StartPoint Media.

Mathew Tesch, a Carnegie Mellon University PhD student in the Biorobotics Laboratory, shows off the modular snake during the Carnegie Mellon in the Community: Technology open house at Newell Simon Hall Friday, March 6, 2009. Tesch said this version of the "mod snake" has a camera installed at the head and is hard wired to preserve batteries but can operate wirelessly and remotely in very small and narrow spaces.

After speaking to Tesch, I am very interested in seeing some of the photographs they take with the mod snake. I’ve got a few ideas I’d like to try if they’d give me a couple of hours with the snake camera.