Downtown Vegas Sees Big Picture

To viewers, the hourly show appears as one continuous, somewhat overwhelming four-block-long image — and it’s programmed that way by teams of animators who spend as much as four months to create the shows. But what viewers won’t be able to see is that the image — and the “screen” — is broken down into eight sections, each managed by a separate computer responsible for displaying its portion of the image in sync with the others. —Steve FreissDowntown Vegas Sees Big Picture  (Wired)

We’re discussing Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age in “Intro to Literary Studies,” so this discussion of real-world “mediatronics” seemed blogworthy.