"Computer science professor Marc Levoy of Stanford shows off his prototype 'Frankencamera.' It allows programs to be downloaded, much like the iPhone does, and might just change the future of photography." [NPR caption. Photo by Linda A. Cicero]
Scientists at Stanford University are developing a Linux-based open-source camera, hoping to push camera manufacturers into incorporating similar possibilities into commercial products. The article spends a lot of time detailing a not-very-convincing example, but the idea of an infinitely-programmable open-source camera is enticing. Read about "Frankencamera" at NPR. org.
Here's the Project Website.
(Thanks to Maarten Boerma and Randolph Fritz)