THE GLITCH

Not really sure where to start when writing about today's Random String session. Feel like I’ve covered lots of stuff. It’s been part show-and-tell, part art therapy and part tech advice with coffee and some records thrown in too.

Dom’s given me an introduction to Glitch Art: Tinkering with the code of a .bmp image file using text editor and preview, images can be manipulated from original (top) to glitched version (bottom), by simply deleting or changing sections of ‘discrete’ code (the code you don’t see, but is what the digital thing you are looking at or hearing is made out of -as I understand it).

Glitch Art diagonally distorted version of Promotion Brooch by Fliss Quick.
Dom then showed me how it was possible to put the code from the same image into a sound programme (in this case Audacity) and listen to the image, so to speak.

Finally, we then used Audacity to manipulate the code by applying effects to the sound and then transferred this code back into visual form. In this instance we used an echo effect- you can see this visually translated in the images below:

Glitch Art version of Promotion Brooch by Fliss Quick where Audacity has been used to create a slight echo in the image.

Glitch Art version of Promotion Brooch by Fliss Quick where Audacity has been used to create a series of echos in the image.

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