[WATCH&LISTEN] Glitch, 3D-printing and drones: within 24 hours, two videos featuring the best (and worst?) of our digital culture were released. The videos for "Double Bubble Trouble" from M.I.A's last album Matangi and "Sayit", from Röyksopp & Robyn upcoming mini-album could not be more different but they both offer an interesting point of view on the current state of our connected society.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] As with any technologies, laser scanning can suffer from occasional glitches. "Noise: Error In The Void", currently presented by ScanLAB Projects at the Surface Gallery in London, documents these errors through a series of videos and still images.
The video for James Murphy remix of David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost” is a digital masterpiece with a hint of NSFW
[WEIRD APP] In light of the recent NSA/Snowden developments, everybody is more or less concerned about the safety of the informations they share online. Cryptstagram is planning on giving people a safe way to exchange messages "stashed between the pixels of glitchy photo filters indecipherable to all but your intended recipients."
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] The algorithm behind Google Maps does not update the images all at once but sector by sector. A clear division can then be seen in a same area. Daniel Schwartz collects these stitched images and presents them with no postproduction whatsoever.
[WEIRD APP] Everyone can now experiment with digital art thanks to Glitché. As easy to use as Instagram, just apply one of the 8 filters on the picture of your choice and play with it on the touchscreen until you get a great result.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Old photographs become all glitched out thanks to the crafty cuts operated by Gordon Shark. Despite the apparent digital manipulation, no technology of any sort was involved here, only scissors and a sharp eye.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Wandering on the immensity of Google Earth, Clement Valla found glitched images. Highways seem to be melting and bridges look like they are about to collapse in the water. The representation might be wrong but these images are not glitched per se. According to Clement Valla, they are the result of the algorithms at work behind Google Earth.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] For his second collaboration with Fratelli Boffi, Laviani imagined a huge wooden closet but with a twist, like literally: the carefully crafted wardrobe appear to have glitches at different sections of its construction.
Philip Stearns has started a year-long project entitled “The Year of the Glitch”. Using different techniques and devices to create data corruptions (a scanner, an LCD screen, a webcam or even a “prepared camera”). Everyday the artist posts an image, a video or a sound file of a new glitch on his tumblr. Philip Stearns…
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Rosa Menkman, Dutch artist and theorist, just published a detailed typology of the glitch, including a technical, theoretical and artistic approach. Graphical glitches or more generally the creative misuse of digital information may be the appropriate response to an all pervading ultra-polished aesthetics. Glitches are nothing new (remember the videos of Chairlift and Kanye West) but Rosa Menkman…
Du premier clic de l'appareil jusqu'aux plaisirs de l'impression, les dérèglements numériques peuvent subvenir à chaque instant. Cette série réalisée par Fabrice Laroche est issue du numéro 6 d'AMUSEMENT.