The Pixelstick

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Light painting—the art of capturing a moving light source via long exposure photography—has a surprisingly extensive history. For over 100 years, artists have been cranking down camera shutter speeds and getting creative with light, but the greatest advancement in the field may be in the Pixelstick. Developed by Brooklyn-based tech design house Bitbanger Labs, the Pixelstick allows light painters to import images onto the stick that are then portrayed pixel by pixel (the name is quite literal). The results are remarkable and, with the successful funding of the project on Kickstarter, expect to see more light painters hitting the streets and pushing creative limits.