An artist working with electronics and electronic media, based in Brooklyn, NY

Archive for February, 2012

New Glitch Textiles

DCP02673 DCP_0190

Two new additions to the Glitch Textiles series just arrived, are pictured above. To celebrate Leap Day, I’ve created a store where they can be purchased directly from me.

Going forward, I’ll be looking into patterning some textiles from my own Dither Study series of works inspired by Daniel Temkin’s Dither Studies and featured on Year of the Glitch. If you’re not already following Year of the Glitch, do so today! The project is only 4 followers shy of 1000 and it would be really awesome to make the 1000 follower milestone on Leap Day.


Gallery

054 of 366

Still remix of For Daniel Temkin (Dither Study 2).

Limited edition signed 20”x30” prints available.  Inquire for details.


Gallery

053 of 366

Stills from a remix of For Daniel Temkin (Dither Study 3).


Gallery

052 of 366 (full sized GIF click here)

For Daniel Temkin (Dither Study #3)

Process:

  1. Start with a solid color
  2. Index and dither using an arbitrarily chosen color palette and dithering algorithm
  3. Zoom 133.33% and crop
  4. Repeat 2 and 3

Gallery

051 of 366 (full size click here)

For Daniel Temkin (Dither Study 2)

Process:

  1. Start with a solid color
  2. Index and dither using an arbitrarily chosen color palette
  3. Zoom 200% and crop
  4. Repeat 2 and 3

Gallery

050 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by A Bill Miller.


Gallery

049 of 366

Stills from a remixed animated GIF by Max Capacity.


Gallery

048 of 366

Stills of a remixed animated GIF by Glitchee.


Gallery

047 of 366

Stills from a remixed animated GIF by GlitchGIFs.


Gallery

046 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by Benjamin Gaulon (recyclism).  The GIF looks to be a glitch of a Cory Arcangel gradient.  Source: http://www.uglitch.com/en/uglitch/


I'm having trouble trying to get this data bending to work. Are there any programs you recommend on using? I have a PC, and i've tried a hex editor, but i can't seem to get it to work. It constantly says that the file is corrupt when I try to view the picture. Any tips?

Hex editors are the way to go IMHO, but text editors work just as well.  There are also ways of importing raw data into Audacity (an open source audio editing program).  Try different file formats.  The easiest ones to tamper with are BMP and TIFF, but the results are very subtle and require a lot of copying and pasting.  JPG responds most drastically.  Avoid messing with the beginning and end of the files, focus on changing the content in the middle.  Try using the overwrite mode so that data you enter doesn’t add to the file size or shift bits around.  The find and replace all feature is great for image-wide things but needs a lot of tinkering to find the sweet spot and it’s different for each file.  After every change, save your file as a duplicate with a different name so you can track your progress and go back to alterations you really like.


Gallery

045 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by Jeff Donaldson (notendo).


Gallery

044 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by kgvogel.

Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mandelbrot_zoom.gif


Gallery

043 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by Jason Irla.

Images were generated by editing the image data in a hex editor, loading in Firefox, and cropping the screen grabs.


Gallery

042 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by Yoshi Sodeoka.

Hex edits performed on the original resulted in a dynamic glitch.  In Firefox, the image froze upon reaching the corrupt data.  Each time the image was reloaded, Firefox generated a different image.


Gallery

041 of 366

Still remixes of an animated GIF by A Bill Miller.

Hex edits performed on the original resulted in a dynamic glitch.  In Firefox, the image froze upon reaching the corrupt data.  Each time the image was reloaded, Firefox displayed a different image.


can you recommend me some tutorial to start to experiment with glitch? i know there are several out there but surelly you have some favorite ;)

Nic Collins’s Hardware Hacking is the definitive text for getting started with the techniques I employ in preparing the digital cameras and other hardware I use.  If you search for Circuit Bending, you’ll get a wealth of resources.  In general, Circuit Bending is primarily sound oriented, but the methods can be used to modify any electronic device—-within reason, of course.  For the the raw data editing, search Data Bending.  I don’t have any recommended resource, but the concept is fairly simple: open an image file in a text editor, change the text, re-save as an image file, open in an image viewer/editor, (process and repeat as desired).  I happen to be using a hex-editor, which is like a text editor, but for binary (represented as hex).  Best advice is to just experiment and be fearless!


Video

040 of 366

Source: a video consisting of one black frame and one white frame.

Process: iterative re-compression using Quicktime .MOV h264 w/ QT filters and selective manipulation of the raw data using a hex editor.

Concept: successive signal degradation returns to the initial starting point.


Image

039 of 366

A a completely white 4000×4000 px image after seventeen hex edits and 2 format conversions between JPG and GIF along the way.  Technique: data bending


How did you make those blankets? I've been toying with the idea of making cross-stitch versions of some of my pixel illustrations, but this technique also looks promising

There are several companies out there who are able to convert images into textiles.  I’ve been working with two weavers using different techniques and am searching for more.  A friend of mine, Jeff Donaldson, made a series of scarves this way and Melissa Barron used a TC-1 Jacquard loom to weave some of her screen grabs. 


Image

038 of 366

A white image 4000px square after 13 edits to the raw data in a hex editor, some selective cropping, and down sampling by 25%. Technique: data bending

(one of a kind  8”x10” signed artist print available for purchase)


Gallery

Glitch Textiles

Experimenting with making woven blankets out of images from Year of the Glitch.  Here are some photos of tests.  #32 is featured in there!

There are 4 blankets in this collection.  The first four images are two blankets made with a mechanized knitting process.  The last two images are two different blankets made using a Jacquard loom.

More on Glitch Textiles.


Image

037 of 366

A white image 4000x4000px after seven successive edits to the data with a hex editor and some selective cropping. Technique: data bending


Image

036 of 366

A completely white .jpg image file, 4000x4000px, after 5 passes of raw image data editing with Hex Fiend, and some selective cropping in GIMP. Technique: data bending

(one of a kind  8”x10” signed artist print available for purchase)


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,784 other followers