Archive for date: November 4, 2005

Groklaw on Plotline Patents

November 4, 2005 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wow. It’s hard to comprehend just how bad an idea plotlines patents actually are. I think I’ll need a bit more coffee before I could even attempt to try. Still, there is little doubt that intellectual property law is heading toward a precipice. Some particularly good quotes from Andrew Knight’s justification for plotline patents: There […]

Light Field Photography with a Hand-Held Plenoptic Camera

November 4, 2005 | Computer Graphics | By: Mark VandeWettering

A group at Stanford has created an interesting new camera using a combination of conventional camera and a microlens array to form a “plenoptic” camera. This link hit our photography mailing list yesterday, and I spent some time reading it. It’s really quite clever. Basically it uses the microlens array to serve as thousands of […]