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This article was published on March 23, 2012

    A fantastic, visual explanation of how pixels make your screen come alive

    A fantastic, visual explanation of how pixels make your screen come alive
    Alex Wilhelm
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    Alex Wilhelm

    Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

    Today on Reddit a user, going by the handle ‘pitlast,’ did the whole world a solid and put his cellphone under microscope, while at school. Pitlast snagged some great shots.

    Now, before we dig into the images, here’s what to look for: the way that colored light combines to create white, when ‘zoomed out,’ and how the blue element of Facebook’s logo is constructed. Get staring:

    Instead of just leaving it at that, we found this on Reddit, which means it’s time to play ‘highlight a comment.’ We’re going to pull in one short thread, with credits to SixgunSaint, and hannibl.

    It’s Friday. Go outside. And stare at your phone, or course.