Section 1: Bits, Pixels, Vectors, and Design

Figure S1.1 Documentation of Leo Villareal’s light installation Multiverse, 2008. You can watch Villareal talk about the programming for this piece at

In 1995, Nicholas Negroponte wrote Being Digital, a book that would become a classic among digital art, media, and lifestyle enthusiasts. While resurrecting a text as seemingly outdated as Negroponte’s digital hit may seem like the equivalent of starting this book with pictures of cave drawings, reflecting on the work from a vantage point of more than 20 years reveals Negroponte to be a true visionary. He wrote the manuscript ...

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