Spoon panorama project
How to make a one-shot panorama.
Get a "Ladle" (a soup serving spoon) which is reflective on the convex part.
Bend the handle backwards a full 180 degrees.
Set up a camera which points up vertically.
Hold or suspend the spoon above the camera so that the camera's center of view points directly to the middle part of the convex part of the spoon.
Take a picture.
Write some software to translate the projection to a panoramic image.
The software was then further developed to support real-time panoramic conversion from web cam, streaming the feed to a panorama viewer Java applet, allowing the user to navigate with the mouse and look around 360°, giving the impression that they are moving a camera around. A bizarre result!