1. This video is part of an ongoing series of photo and video portraits of contemporary inventors from all walks of life. More can be seen at dfpblog.com/inventors

    Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. I photographed and interviewed him this summer as part of my ongoing series on inventors (the book and app for which will be out eventually I promise).

    Since he turns 90 years old this week, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the video game, I chose for this video some bits from our interview in which we talk about, among other things, why he's still inventing at 90 years old.

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  2. This video is part of an ongoing series of photo and video portraits of contemporary inventors from all walks of life. More can be seen at dfpblog.com/inventors

    It's been way too long since I've posted one of these. This is my portrait of Steven Sasson, inventor of the digital camera. He was the 32nd inventor in my project. I shot him in October at Kodak's headquarters in Rochester, just a couple weeks before President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology.

    When he initially mentioned that the first digital camera held 30 pictures, I assumed that was due to the storage capacity of the digital tape. It was really interesting to hear that he picked 30 as an artificial limitation, and his explanation why.

    Update: A lot of people have asked what the subject of that first photo was. It's an interesting story, but the short answer is that the first digital photo was a picture of a lab technician named Joy. And he didn't save the image.

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