“Russell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel, dies in his Portland home at age 91”

Everything in our digital world was invented or discovered by someone. Russell A. Kirsch invented the pixel.


While working with the National Bureau of Standards as a member of the Standards Eastern Automatic Computer (SEAC) team in 1957, Russell Kirsch invented the pixel while developing a digital scanner. The 176×176 pixel image above of Russell’s son was one of the first digitally scanned images.