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Chinese Painting
Hongzheng Jin (graduate student) and James Sturm (faculty)
Department of Electrical Engineering
This image looks like a partially-decomposed traditional Chinese painting showing a young boy (in the middle of the painting) walking to the right and an old farmer with white beard in traditional raincoat made from palm fiber (middle-bottom).

In reality this is an optical micrograph of an organic light-emitting display (OLED, the next generation display technology) pixel with a dimension of 450 microns x 300 microns. When this image was captured, the OLED pixel had been lit for some time and the organic light-emitting layer had burned out (left part of the photo).