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11 June 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at reheads by Rosso, Aptina's sale to ON, Albert Watson and Lytro's WebGL player.

  • In Seeing Red in the Gene Pool, Matt McCann reports on Italian photographer Marina Rosso's The Beautiful Gene in which she classified "the genetic variation of a species in the first step to preserve its diversity and components." And then took 204 portraits to represent all but one variation.
  • Aptina Imaging, which makes the sensors for the Nikon 1 system, has been sold to ON Semiconductor. Thom Hogan reflects on the sale of the company to ON Semiconductor, "It seems that technologies that Nikon has counted on for products are escaping to play in other pastures. First Google getting the U-point technology, now ON Semi scooping up Aptina's imaging technologies."
  • Phase One's video follows New York-based landscape photographer Albert Watson as he travels to Scotland and the Isle of Skye. Inspired by his Scottish heritage, Watson creates mesmerizing photographs inspired by fairies, goblins and elves that also bring his philosophy to life. And the fog doesn't bother him a bit.
  • In advance of the release of its Illum pro camera, Lytro has announced a WebGL Player developers can use to integrate galleries of Illum images into their Web sites. 500px is first in line for the open source code, which will be released July 15 at

More to come...

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