04.11.12

PAUSE: Is the pixel the most fundamental way to view reality? One artist explores the possibility.

Artist Benjamin Grosser's project "Variable Mirror" explores our relation to one of the most fundamental units of digital reality: the pixel. He explains:

The pixel is the fundamental unit of digital imaging, a square representation of a single color. Pixels are always the same size, and always arranged in orderly grids. This project looks at what happens when you change these universally agreed upon standards. More broadly, I’m interested in how the construction of digital images alters our perceptions of reality. Does computer-mediated vision change how we see without computers?

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[Via The New Aesthetic]