Yesterday The Verge published an article shedding light on pixel art being used in recent computer games. Not big news to you maybe, but nonetheless a nice and motivating read on one of our favorite subjects.
Computer scientist Russell Kirsch, best known for inventing the pixel, passed away August 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 91. He created the first digital photograph in 1957. He made this image by scanning a picture of his son on a rotating drum scanner and storing the scanned data in a raster, thus giving birth to the pixel.