"The Lenna" is controversial yet also an incredibly potent part of computing history. can it be nothing but sexist? can a nude model be, wrt digital art (albeit unknowingly), a computing pioneer? RT @firstname.lastname@example.org I went to Stockholm to meet Lena, "The First Lady of The Internet," for @wired. Her photo, "The Lenna," is one of the most controversial & most-copied images in computer history, yet Lena herself has been almost entirely occluded from its journey:
@wilkie I have been familiar with that image for decades and only had the odd thought to who it was. I didn't even know it was a porno centerfold until a few years ago.
She seems like a nice person.
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