Steven Levy on the man behind your favourite animations. Alvy Ray Smith helped invent computer animation as we know it, and then got cheated by Steve Jobs. Now, he’s got a vision for where the pixel can take us next. Steven Levy explores how Smith’s newly released biography on the history of the pixel reveals a lot about the boisterous yet mysterious Pixar co-founder. Discover why he is a unique figure in computer science and entertainment for bridging the gap between line graphics and the immersive world made up of dazzling computer imagery.