Thursday, November 05, 2009

Digital Forensics

Very cool example of digital forensics applied to a forty-year old iconic photograph.

Andy Plesser: Iconic Lee Harvey Oswald Photo is no Fake, Dartmouth Professor
The backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald, holding a rifle and Marxist newspaper, was called a fake by Oswald when he was interrogated by Dallas police after his arrest.

The image had fueled conspiracy theorists who said the image was faked, and pointed tot the unusual shadows.

Now, Dartmouth Professor, Hany Farid, a computer scientist and authority on forensic imaging, has determined definitively that the image is, indeed real.

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