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  1. 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!

    Original video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=et5mMDpLmvw
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  2. 158. Creature Quiz - The Allusionist - Omny.fm

    There's lots of fun etymology of creatures and a lot of fun etymology derived from creatures, and now it is gathered into this fun playalong quiz about animal etymologies!

    There's an interactive answer sheet at theallusionist.org/creaturequiz, plus more information about various animals and etymologies, and as always the full dictionary entry for the randomly selected word.

    And come to see the new live show Your Name Here in Aotearoa New Zealand this month of August 2022! Ticket links are at theallusionist.org/events, and everyone gets a special Allusionist pencil. Each!

    Sign up to be a patron at patreon.com/allusionist and not only are you supporting an independent podcast, you get patron-exclusive video livestreams and a Discord community full of language chat, crafts, pet pics and word games.

    The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow.

    The Allusionist is produced by me, Helen Zaltzman. The music is by Martin Austwick. Hear Martin’s own songs via palebirdmusic.com.

    Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by:

    • Bombas, whose mission is to make the comfiest clothes ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. Go to bombas.com/allusionist to get 20% off your first purchase.

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