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The Pixel: From Cave Paintings to Toy Story

Pixar Cofounder Alvy Ray Smith in Conversation with Barbara Robertson

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!

Agenda 

6 p.m. PT Check-In  
7 p.m. PT Program Begins  
8:25 p.m. PT Book Signing with Alvy Ray Smith 

Attending in Person  

We’re excited to welcome you back! To keep everyone safe, CHM requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours for all visitors, with the exception of children five and under. Masks are recommended but not required. Please review our visitor guidelines prior to visiting the Museum. 
 
From 6-7 pm, CHM exhibitions will be open free of charge for registered event participants.  Don’t miss Technology + Art, a newly opened exhibition of early computer films in the newly opened “Screening Room” in the main lobby.  Dive deeper into the Computer Graphics Gallery in “Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing. 

Aug 11, 2022
7:00 pm

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Add to Calendar 08/11/2022 7:00 pm America/Los_Angeles The Pixel: From Cave Paintings to Toy Story Pixar Cofounder Alvy Ray Smith in Conversation with Barbara Robertson CHM 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States
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1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA, 94043

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