The average person today processes more data in a single day than a person in the 1500s did in an entire lifetime.
Look to the left, and you see Times Square at dusk. Look to the right, and you see the same location at midmorning. Internationally acclaimed photographer Stephen Wilkes’s time-altering image of New York’s Times Square is part of his body of work titled Day to Night. The image was created by blending more than 1,400 separate photos taken over the course of 15 hours—a meticulous process that took him nearly three months.
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