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more glitch video

Following on from the glitch posts, I saw this at Transmediale 06.

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals by Richard Martin.

“A scrambled satellite signal sets the tone for the mixed messages of fundamentalism and politics. Original images, recorded as they appeared on a digitally scrambled broadcast, blur televised images into a kaleidoscope of sound and colour, starkly portraying the co-option of religious dogma for profit and political gain.”

Shaky cam video.

Moving Images Distribution

Corrupt, embrace the glitch


More glitch goodness in the form of Corrupt, from Benjamin Gaulon. I’ve reported on Benjamin previously with the excellent Printball & TheRes.

Corruptâ„¢ was first built with Proce55ing. The corruption process start by reading the binary of an image file [JPG or GIF], then some bytes are swaps [the number of replacement is a random value from 1 to 20]. The file is then “saved as” a new document.
Depending on the number replacement and of the original compression, the image will have a completely different and unpredictable aesthetics.
So from a single image the program can generate millions of corrupted versions. And because it is a real corruption system that damages the binaries of a file, some of the results can’t be showed because they are too damaged.

Corrupt your images here.

Related post: Glitch video (old skool way) from Ben Hanbury

Glitch Video

Glitched Pixelsumo
I like to see work that is broken, degrades over time, get corrupted and glitched. When creating the header graphic for Pixelsumo, I took a screenshot of the old site and ran it through Glitch browser to then create the distored image (shown above).

Ben Hanbury
Ben Hanbury (who created the amazing Recycled TV), has used the Glitch Browser in creating a video loop for his VJing experiments. The process is lengthly as described by Ben :
I grabbed a bit of footage from the prelinger archive, exported it out as an image sequence from quicktime, uploaded all the images on to a webpage, put that through Glitch Browser, then downloaded the altered images, combined them in Flash, and finally exported it back into quicktime

View the results here.

More about glitch art:
A great resource
A good thesis
A book project
An event
Some photos on Flickr