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  • Plenoptic Photography featured at Grunwald Gallery

    Date: 10/23/2013

    Photographer Jeff Wolin and Professor Andrew Lumsdaine collaborated in a project to create images with plenoptic cameras, a new technology that captures the entire field of light surrounding an image instead of focused points of light captured by a traditional camera.  Plenoptic cameras allow users to refocus caputred images as well as take 3D pictures.

    “Plenoptics is a game changer. It is likely that most cameras will be using this technology within the next 10 years, and one of the pioneers behind this innovation is right here at IU. For me it’s a chance to peer into the future and see how my field will be impacted. It’s also an opportunity to explore the unique image-making possibilities of plenoptics as it is being developed.

    We’re not just here to teach students how to make widgets, or to turn them into better workers, we’re here to explore, in some sense, and to help students — and ourselves — learn about the world we inhabit. This collaboration has been truly unique. It has let us bring together tools and insights in new ways to form new means of creative expressions.”

    -- Andrew Lumsdaine

    The exhibit is part of the College’s Themester initiative, “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World.”

    Would you like to learn more about the plenoptic camera?  Visit the patent page at:


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