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Research Critique: Glitch Aesthetics (RIOT by Mark Napier)

Feliciana Natali

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 - 01:30:06 pm

@ Feligood

About RIOT by Mark Napier

Riot is an alternative browser that crosses the virtual boundaries in the web: it breaks software-based rules of Internet domains and blends web pages together as users surf from site to site. For e.g., Playboy.com blends with whitehouse.gov, CNN.com with NPR.org. Images from different websites are mixed together into the live browser for audience Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent. I am really pleased to see how you were able to relate your impression of Riot with Menkman's first impression of glitch through Jodi.org's "Untiltled Game." It makes me think that whenever we encounter something new and different, we immediately feel confused and bewildered. However, these kinds of encounters often turn into the most impressionable ones and you did a great job describing that experience. Glitch has actually become extremely popular, even artists such as Kanye West have explored it.

Micro-Projects: Glitches Aberrations

Charlene

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - 06:42:02 pm

@ Charlene

This is the original image I worked on which is a picture of some traditional Chinese paintings in my house.

I created a few copies of the image in case I broke the file…which I did…quite a few times…

Somehow, I’ve only managed to create horizontal bar glitches so far.

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Categories: Micro-Project
Good start. We'll continue this project in class and explore ways to break down the image further and get different results. Take a look at some of the other projects and see all the variations. It definitely requires much trail and error, and of course the errors are what we are looking for with glitch!

Research Critique: Glitch Aesthetics

Charlene

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - 06:12:00 pm

@ Charlene

By aggressively deconstructing and scrambling the computer world, the Internet artists at Jodi have turned our world of bits and bites into an absurdist amalgamation of digital mindspray that resembles a binary MC Escher work.

– Derek Mead, Motherboard

Jodi.org is made up of two internet artists, Joan Heemskerk (born 1968 in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands) and Dirk Paesmans (born 1965 in Read more →

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This is a very thorough critique of Jodi and captures many of the larger issues that are important in our study of glitch. You discussed the popularity of glitch, and how perhaps, when glitch becomes fashion it undermines its radical critique of the mainstream digital culture. You also touched the corporate nature of technology, and how glitch attempts to critique the kind of systems that are imposed on us by big technology companies. Excellent work!!

Micro-Projects: Glitches Aberrations

Feliciana Natali

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - 03:41:06 pm

@ Feligood

TextEdit Result

At first, It was so hard to make it entirely different from the original image. What happened was some parts of the picture moved or were copied to the other parts of the image. There were no change in color or pattern whatsoever. After some times, finally, the color changed!!!! Rejoice rejoice! So what I did Read more →

Categories: Micro-project
You are very resourceful! Clearly you got more dramatic results out of the glitch tool, but we will discuss how tools that yield specific results, as well as plugins, are not exactly what the glitch artists like Rosa Menkman have in mind. Glitch making requires a lot of trial and error, experimentation to obtain surprising and unexpected results. The problem with glitch tools is that they tend to be more predictable, but we will discuss.

Research Critique: Riot by Mark Napier

Gladys Loh

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - 03:35:08 pm

@ sleepygladys

Riot is an alternative web browser created by Mark Napier during 1997, inspired by the cosmopolitan nature and melting pot of cultures in New York. It broke the rules of Internet software and deconstructed the websites, blending vastly different websites with each other, e.g. Playboy with whitehouse.gov, CNN.com with NPR.org. This opened up to new interesting interpretations and outcomes, due to the most Read more →

Categories: Research
Very concise statement about Mark Napier's riot. The question I ask: what is your impression of the work? And how does Rosa Menkman's statement about the unconventional meaning of glitched imagery help us to better understand a work like Riot? Feel free to add a response to the assignment, I think it would make a nice conclusion.

Micro-Project: Glitches Aberrations

Gladys Loh

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 - 03:23:10 am

@ sleepygladys

Glitch using TextEdit

Original Image

Experimenting with different combinations of colors

More abstraction (more tiny glitches)

Complete Abstraction

Glitch using Photoshop

Original images

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Ehhhh how did you glitch with photoshop??? I want to try with colours tooooo!
Gladys, you described the power of glitch extremely well: it allows us to produce things we may have never imagined, going beyond the imagination into new, fertile, artistic territory. I too am interested in how you produced glitches in Photoshop. Let's talk about how some glitch techniques can produce errors, while others produce expected results, though I am not sure you were using filters in your Photoshop experiment.

Micro-Project: Glitched Aberrations

Ong Xin Hong

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 06:41:48 pm

@ Oxhrene

How to create glitch on mac and windows

I wanted to glitch more images, but the glitch did not work on every images and I wonder why…if anyone know why I couldn’t glitch images the same way I did as referenced from the link above, please leave a comment below! Many thanks ~

So I found out how to glitch more images by editing only Read more →

Categories: Micro-project
Xin Hong, depending on where you cut and paste, the images will come out differently. It also depends on how much you cut. Make new copies of your original and keep trying, over time you will get a good feel for it and will be amazed at the results.
Your second attempt is excellent. Yes, it does require experimentation, finding different locations in the file to cut and paste, but of course each file is different so there is really no way to predict the results. That is the beauty and power of glitch!

Micro Project: Glitched Aberrations

Tiffany Anne

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 12:21:30 am

@ Tiffany Rosete

Glitching an image (with Glitch Tool)

I tried glitching on a bigger file without the glitch tool so its clearer and takes a while longer to destroy….

Somehow the video wasn’t able to upload here so here is the link to the video.

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Categories: Micro-Project
Wow, you did that so quickly! Can you enlarge the images? I am not sure how big your original is but they would look better if they are full sized.
Ahahahahah "Kool-Aid" http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-9c51/k2-_0f7cbc47-5a07-40fb-b95a-d970a9c99cec.v1.jpg
Excellent. I feel as though your very straightforward photograph is melting into a sea of abstraction. It's really quite beautiful what you have produced. Every time you experiment with glitch the results get more interesting, it is a way to generate powerful images that can be incorporated into various projects, and no one will be able to guess how you did it!

Research Critique: Virtual Bodies in the Third Space

Gladys Loh

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 - 01:23:47 am

@ sleepygladys

Telematic Dreaming was a telecommunication project, originally commissioned for summer exhibition by Finnish Ministry of Culture in Kajaani, and supported by Telecom Finland. This piece was first exhibited in 1992.

https://vimeo.com/44862244

Telematic Dreaming is an ISDN installation. Two participants would share the same virtual bed via ISDN video conference technology, one being projected to the other’s bed through a live video. The Read more →

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Gladys, good work on the research critique. In response to your quote, do you agree? Do you believe the distinction between the real and the virtual becomes irrelevant in the third space? In fact, do we forget about the distinction as we become more at home in the third space, more accustomed to interacting virtually with one another?

Research Critique: Virtual Bodies in the Third Space

Charlene

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 - 12:52:21 am

@ Charlene

“The wandering ant is the one who refuses to follow the rules of the ant colony and at the same time makes survival of the ant colony possible.” Abrahams

Annie Abrahams is a Dutch artist whose work revolves around the limits and possibilities of communication. In May 2008, Annie Abrahams was invited by InternetMonAmour to come up with a lecture/ performance presentation Read more →

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You are absolutely right about the way in which the positioning departs from the normal intimacy we associate with the kiss. Annie Abrahams referred to this positioning as the dominant quality of the act of virtual kissing. I was also very interested in your response to the idea that our virtual selves are separated from our real ourselves, subjectively detached from the way we view ourselves in reality. As a result, we might not feel the need to take responsibility for our actions since they are the actions of someone else. Isn't this true when, for example, we wear a costume and assume another identity? We feel free to act differently from our normal behavior. To be continued!