Pixel Farming

Description

C-print on paper.
2 sizes. 110 x 66 cm and 55 x 33 cm

The word “pixel” was first published in 1965 by Frederic C. Billingsley of JPL, to describe the picture elements of video images from space probes to the Moon and Mars.
However, Billingsley did not coin the term himself. Instead, he got the word “pixel” from Keith E. McFarland, at the Link Division of General Precision in Palo Alto, who did not know where the word originated. McFarland said simply it was “in use at the time” (circa 1963).
The word is a portmanteau of picture and element, via pix. The word pix appeared in Variety magazine headlines in 1932, as an abbreviation for the word pictures, in reference to movies. By 1938, “pix” was being used in reference to still pictures by photojournalists.
The concept of a “picture element” dates to the earliest days of television, for example as “Bildpunkt” (the German word for pixel, literally ‘picture point’) in the 1888 German patent of Paul Nipkow. According to various etymologies, the earliest publication of the term picture element itself was in Wireless World magazine in 1927, though it had been used earlier in various U.S. patents filed as early as 1911.
Some authors explain pixel as picture cell, as early as 1972. In graphics and in image and video processing, pel is often used instead of pixel. For example, IBM used it in their Technical Reference for the original PC.
From the beginning pixel are growing around in everyplace, building our new digital farming.
Project simulates how pixel are growing on my canvas until configurate a full screen made of themselves.

Date

18 mayo 2014