Thursday, November 26, 2009


voxel \ˈvok-səl\ noun: the three-dimensional analogue of a pixel

Etymology: vo (from volumetric) + xel (from pixel)

Voxel looks as if its etymology could be vox (Latin voice) + el (from element), which would make a voxel the audio equivalent of a pixel. (This, of course, is not the case.)


Vicki Peter said...

=O Tricksy, tricksy voxel! (Oh by the way, I saw that you posted "perseverate" a while ago and felt very special. <3)

How do you find your words? They almost seem to follow a narrative of sorts... the pictures converse with each other too.

Travis said...

Yes, "perseverate" was a good one. Thanks for alerting me to it.

Ideas for words usually come from conversations or reading. Often one word will suggest another, which in turn suggests another...

As for the drawings, variations on a subject work well with this blog format because a pictorial evolution can unfold over the course of a few days.

Glad you're checking back!