"Walter Pitts was the first thinker to show how the brain is capable of processing information. Pitts saw more clearly than anyone before him the bridge between logic, mind, brain and machine: information. And he was the least likely character to do so.
A child prodigy, a dropout, a homeless runaway, a poet and, eventually, a depressed alcoholic, Pitts was the invisible man behind the rise of artificial intelligence, theoretical neuroscience, and digital computing.
Interesting is the duality between being homeless and being recognized among well-known personalities of the academia, due to his important studies (he didn't even have a degree). Ultimately he would always find himself troubled and insecure." A great article written by Amanda Gefter.
I wanted to show his isolation, his incredible mind and thought process, and potentially his destruction. In the idea that was chosen, I focused on his isolation and being in the centre of thought.
Very excited to have worked with Len Small and Francesco Izzo at Nautilus Magazine.