The Pixel: From Cave Paintings to “Toy Story”

Have you watched a video on a cell phone, played a videogame, or seen a movie? If so, you’ve experienced the power of the pixel.

From cave paintings to Toy Story, the pixel is the “big idea” that ties all digital imaging together. In his book, A Biography of the Pixel, Pixar cofounder Alvy Ray Smith shares the story of how this small but mighty idea started life in prehistoric times and has shaped human visual expression ever since.

Drawing on his decades of work in computer graphics, including inventing some of the key concepts still used in the field today, Smith shows how the pixel, and what he calls “Digital Light,” have transformed business, art, and entertainment. Come see and hear the story of the pixel – it will change the way you see the world forever!

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