Full Stack Fest

Sept. 1–5 2015, Barcelona
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The Pixel Factory

Steven Wittens

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The average phone has a few megapixels, powered by its GPU. For the most part it sits there shuffling bits around to follow your finger. But properly unleashed, these tiny supercomputers can run obscene amounts of code in a blink, even from within the restricted sandbox of a web browser. Each pixel is a virtual machine on its own, with math inside. Let’s go look.

The Pixel Factory by Steven WittensThe average phone has a few megapixels, powered by its GPU. For the most part it sits there shuffling bits around to follow your finger. But properly unleashed, these tiny supercomputers can run obscene amounts of code in a blink, even from within the restricted sandbox of a web browser. Each pixel is a virtual machine on its own, with math inside. Let's go look.