Ramesh Raskar joined the MIT Media Lab in 2008, where he heads up the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. For some time, the researcher has drawn inspiration from another MIT professor, Harold Edgerton, a pioneer of stop-action photography, who famously photographed a bullet moving through an apple in 1964. Decades later, Raskar and his MIT crew have taken photography to a new level, creating imaging hardware and software that can capture light as it moves. They can visualize pictures as if they were recorded at a rate of one trillion frames per second. His cutting edge work in femto-photography is all on display above.
If you want to get deeper into Raskar’s world, you can check out his free MIT course, Computational Camera and Photography, which is located in the Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence section of our collection of Free Online Courses.
via Roger Ebert