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 Jul 07, 2010 - 08:02 PM - by Michael
* Apology for the Pixel?

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The inventor of the Pixel has something to say:

?Squares was the logical thing to do,? Kirsch says. ?Of course, the logical thing was not the only possibility ? but we used squares. It was something very foolish that everyone in the world has been suffering from ever since.?

Now retired and living in Portland, Oregon, Kirsch recently set out to make amends. Inspired by the mosaic builders of antiquity who constructed scenes of stunning detail with bits of tile, Kirsch has written a program that turns the chunky, clunky squares of a digital image into a smoother picture made of variably shaped pixels.
Intriguing, though it still has to pass through a square-pixel monitor.
 

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