Ray Tracing

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In the early days of my use of the Internet, I used to dial into bulletin boards (BBS), from Japan to the West Coast. The first useful web browser, Mosaic, only appeared in 1993. Several of the BBS’ were all about computer created graphics, as I was fascinated by the ‘hyper real’ aspect of images made by ray tracing, which …

Co-Evolution of Photography and Technology

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Call me lazy, but I asked ChatGPT to write an essay on how, from the beginning, photography has been totally intertwined with technology. in fact, both developed each other, and now we are facing the next generation of AI imaging tools. I prompted to include discussion of Vilém Flusser‘s work, and in particular his definition of ‘apparatus’. Here is what …