Jan 28 2013
Lenna – The first lady of the internet

Lenna – The first lady of the internet

The painting above is the latest from Gavin Rain and is titled Lenna

Lenna is the name given to an image that has been in use since 1973 as the standard test image to compare digital images with. Today, the use of Playboy model Lenna’s image has been recognized as one of the most important events in the history of electronic imaging with her being referred to “The first lady of the Internet”.

In 1973, two researchers at the University of Southern California were hurriedly searching the lab for a good image to scan for a colleague’s conference paper. They had tired of their stock of usual test images and wanted something glossy to ensure good output and dynamic range. Just then, somebody happened to walk in with a recent issue of Playboy… Today Lenna (a Swedish model) helps handicapped people use computers.

Read the full story here: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/lennapg/pcs_mirror/may_june01.pdf

May 02 2019
COMING SOON

COMING SOON

02 May 2019

A solo show by Norman O’Flynn 2-30 May 2019.

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Apr 04 2019
COMPANIONS: BY GIOVANNA BIALLO-STONE

COMPANIONS: BY GIOVANNA BIALLO-STONE

04 April 2019

A solo exhibition at WORLDART (54 Church Street, Cape Town) from 4 – 25...

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Apr 01 2019
WORLDART at SPEAKERS CORNER

WORLDART at SPEAKERS CORNER

01 April 2019

Speakers Corner at 37 Parliament Street in Cape Town is a newly renovated building...

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Apr 01 2019
GAVIN RAIN: LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

GAVIN RAIN: LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

01 April 2019

Gavin Rain has recently spent time at Blackriver Studio in Cape Town where, under ...

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