April 25th, 2014
Continuing my obsession with that Picasso picture, I’ve created three small glitch-gifs.
I’m using a small processing app.
Adapted from some code found online.
I don’t see myself suddenly becoming a “glitch artiste” (ahem). But it is a fun aesthetic; even when the results are crap they can still be quite dynamic. Cheap thrills!
My end-goal is to adapt these processes to images of text, and then see where that leads.
To those ends, I started cataloging some glitch/processing-glitch sources.
July 2nd, 2004
Cory Arcangel is “best” known for his Super Mario Clouds hack of—follow me here: Super Mario Bros.— wherein nothing appears but clouds. Ahhh. At the other end of the specturm—from both a time-commitment and visual impact— are his ADD Data Diary Movies. Quicktime, as Cory discovered, can be fooled into playing any old datafile as though it were a movie. The results don’t look like movies—they look like Mondrian on MDMA* with an autistic Stockhausen providing the soundtrack. The above link will lead you, after a few clicks, to 31 movies (you can watch them in color or B&W, but I prefer the color). As Cory points out, though “[t]he first few minutes of each video is System memory, so that is why every day looks the same for the first minute or so.”
*A better description might be “they look like what Philip K. Dick’s pink laser beamed into his head while they were programming Mondrian,” but that’s a bit wordy.
December 3rd, 2003
Molecular glitch and error
[….] Molecular computing is a signal processing tool that works at near atomic resolution. A sample set of contemporary music has been re-mixed using this method. These examples have not been edited in any way and were recorded as part of a live DJ set. Many of the recordings demonstrate frame-level sampling, mutation, cross-over, copying, distortion and extinction events that act to attenuate, replicate or recombine elements in the original recording into new sub-sets of digital information. Therefore, molecular computing is a practical use of nanotechnology for generating glitch and error. [….]