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Year of the Glitch

Year of the Glitch
yearoftheglitch: Hey, there! I’m teaching series of Glitch Art courses on Skillshare. Sign up for the Basic Databending class today.Use this link + code TUMBLR50 for a 50% discount on enrollment: (limited to the first 50 students)Glitch Art - Creating Design from Error: Databending Basics will show you how to use text editors and hex editors to make glitch art and then turn a series of glitched images into an animated GIF. We begin with a brief introduction to what Glitch Art is, the materials involved, and then dive into hacking the materiality of our digital world.PROJECT CHALLENGE!Top 5 projects as selected by the class will be featured on my blog, Year of the Glitch! Enrollment for my online class with Skillshare is open!

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Anonymous Paintings Turn Copyrighted Paintings From Google Art Project Into Abstract 3D Compositions It seems that Google will stop at nothing to digitize the world into virtual landscapes, from the streets near your home to the Amazon jungle, and even the NASA Kennedy Space Center. And, of course, the interiors of buildings don’t escape Google’s roving nine eyes. Though it’s not just any old interiors in the spotlight, but the interiors of the world’s biggest art museums housed in the Google Art Project. Google’s various eyeballs mean you can tour the world and its art museums without leaving the comfort of the glowing screen, but as with all technology—and something anyone who glanced at the now defunct The New Aesthetic Tumblr blog will know—machine vision isn’t without its errors and distortions. These glitches have long been celebrated artistically as an aesthetic in themselves and in Joao Enxuto and Erica Love’s Anonymous Paintings series, they use digital distortions to give an alternative way to view some of the works in the Google Art Project.

GIF-Industrial Complex: An Inside Look One weekend afternoon in September, Mike Konczal sat down at his computer to research a blog post. Another miserable jobs report had restarted the debate about what, if anything, the Federal Reserve should do to help unemployed Americans find a job. Konczal, a Roosevelt Institute think tanker specializing in economics, wanted to write about it. But he knew he couldn’t do it the way the rest of the media had, a stultifying mix of acronyms and technical terms. “Even the people who wanted to learn about it could just not learn that way,” Konczal told me. 30 Excellent Pixel Art Tutorials For Pixel Lovers If you’re born in 90s, I am sure that you have witnessed the glorious age of the pixel art. It exists on the old-school gaming platform, mobile phone and other digital devices. It’s one of the greatest technological inventions that dominate the digital world for several years, and now it rises again as a definitive art form within the artist community. Doing the pixel art could mean that you’re striving for perfection, as you even need to manually craft out the shading, dithering and even anti-aliasing. That means you have to draw the artwork pixel by pixel! Therefore it’s called pixel art.

The Only Glitch Text Generator You'll Ever Need Here’s a new generator that allows you to ͋g̈l̑i͗t͓c̫h͉ ͂a͟n̪ỷ ͡t̖e᷿x̫t̳ ͮṣo͠ ͌i̬t̺ ᷅b͊e̸͖͙c͐oͪm̤e᷁sͭ ̦i̦n͎t͝r̿i̔c̞a͈ṫe͢l͝y̘ ̥f̸ục̴k͙eͩd̵ ̶w̓i̴t̘h͗ ̝ ̸̸̝u̸̸᷃n̸̸ͫt̸̸̹i̸̸ͤļ̸̸ ̸̸᷊i̸̸͚t̸̸᷈ ̸̸̇í̸̸s̸̸͈ ̸̸̧c̸̸͕o̸̸̫m̸̸̽p̸̸̮l̸̸̙ȇ̸̸t̸̸̙e̸̸ͮl̸̸᷊y̸̸͈ ̸̸̘u̸̸ͦn̸̸᷄ȑ̸̸e̸̸᷃ă̸̸d̸̸͛a̸̸̠b̸̸̝l̸̸̸e̸̸̅.̸̸̾ ̸̸͎F̶̞͉̅᷄̅᷀̅̅̒̅̈́̅̅̅U̸̖̅̇̅̈́̅̅̒̅̅̅ͦ̅͜N̅̐̅᷃̅́̅̒̅͐̅ͮ̅ͬ̅!̛̅ͩ̅̅͒̅̒̅ͥ̅̍̅͆̅ In recent years, artists such as Glitchr have helped popularize a certain style of “glitch text” that revolves around the use of combining diacritical marks. These marks are highly stackable, and stacking large numbers of them can lead to interesting/unexpected results. The HTML5 glitch text generator can be used to rapidly generate this type of glitch text for copy-pasting to social media or elsewhere, and also functions as a canvas for creating text art. All glitch everything:

Glitch Art Resources This is a collection of resources I find relevant to my own creative practice concerning Glitch Art. It’s by no means complete or exhaustive, and sadly, though I am trying to include as many relevant and important figures as possible, it will be impossible for me to include them all. I will do my best to continuously update reorganize and revise this list as time goes on. Feel free to contact me regarding missing entries, questionable inclusions, or for the sake of talking about any of the items listed here. Lecture Notes STGO Makerspace – Day 1 Notes Loop the Loop Loop the Loop Technology A brief history of the GIF Screengrab from EastLondonGays.Tumblr.com, March 2013 If an annual award for the ‘hottest digital image format online’ existed, this year’s winner would be the Graphics Interchange Format or gif: an eight-bit, 256-colour bitmap picture file that can composite a series of stills into an infinitely loopable, silent moving image. Two factors have contributed to its popularity: pragmatically, the GIF is a quick-to-load file supported by every web browser; and, in terms of visual pleasure, the GIF can combine the ‘decisive moment’ economy of a JPEG with the irresistible affectivity of moving image.

Reject Reality and Substitute Your Own: Using Augmented Reality as Art Thomas Eberwein, “Ghost” (2013) (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic except where noted) Whether you like it or not, the digital invasion of Google Glasses is on its way, bringing the alternate world of augmented reality with it. As the late sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, who I really wish was here to react to the rapidly cyborg-like technology advances, forebodes in his 1978 essay “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later“: What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudorealities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms.

Image Glitch Tool With this app, you can glitch your own images by dragging an image into the browser window. Use the sliders in the control panel to alter the glitched parameters. The image updates in real time. This app corrupts some bytes in an image. Because of the way JPEG encoding works, the corrupted file still shows a corrupted image. It was inspired by soulwire’s experiment in Flash.

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