Claude Shannon is the most important man you’ve probably never heard of who made our digital world possible.

Ever wondered how we went from writing on paper to writing with pixels?

In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.

Claude Shannon: American mathematician, electrical engineer and cryptographer known as “the father of information theory

With digital media consumption shifting from traditional media to smartphones today, This video essays by Adam Westbrook tells the story of the birth of our digital world.