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A Biography Of The Pixel


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Table of Contents

Beginnings: A Signal Event
Foundations: Three Great Ideas
1. Fourier's Frequencies: The Music of the World
2. Kotelnikov's Samples: Something from Nothing
3. Turing's Computations: Eleventy-Eleven Skydillion
Contributions: Two High Technologies
4. Dawn of Digital Light: The Quickening
5. Movies and Animation: Sampling Time
The Rise and Shine of Digital Light
6. Shapes of Things to Come
7. Shades of Meaning
8. The Millennium and the Movie
Finale: The Great Digital Convergence

About the Author

Alvy Ray Smith cofounded Pixar and Altamira Software. He was the first Director of Computer Graphics at Lucasfilm and the first Graphics Fellow at Microsoft. He has received two technical Academy Awards for his contribution to digital moviemaking technology.

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