1996 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

Louie Psihoyos

Matrix for National Geographic

01 January, 1995

Television's super-highway: this wall of 500 screens, showing 500 different images, symbolizes the information revolution which - as the millennium approaches - affects everyone's daily life. The electronic screen has an uncanny power to mesmerize. Today, young Americans spend as much time in front of a television as in a classroom, with the average adult watching over 30 hours every week. The technology is in place to transmit at least 500 channels by cable.

About the photographer

Louie Psihoyos

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