the pixel turns 50

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I discovered a new (to me) publication today--core77 design magazine. (How? I followed a link from Stewart Butterfield's blog to a post by Andrew Zolli on Z+ Blog, and from there to core77.)

In particular, I ended up on an article--also by Andrew Zolli--called "Pixelvision: A Meditation." The article, written in anticipation of the pixel's 50th anniversary next year, is a very nice piece on the history and use of pixels as design elements. I want to try to work it into the readings for my Intro to Multimedia class, probably when we talk about digital image concepts midway through the quarter.

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Pixelating from Matthew G. Kirschenbaum on September 8, 2003 2:24 PM

Via Liz: Pixelvision: A Meditation. A great short piece on the history of the pixel. Let me add that I believe this is precisely the kind of work we should be doing more of in new media studies, digital studies, Read More

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Core77 is really excellent. To go along with that, I recommend designboom. Makes one want to be a designer alright! (Or at least call yourself one ...)

Only 50 years?

What about Seurat's pointilism?

It looks like pixel-based design to me.

Okay, okay. You're right. I should have said "digital pixels." :)

 

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