Micro-Project: Glitched Aberrations

Rosa’s method:

I used Rosa Menkman’s suggestions of how to glitch a photo using audacity. This is because I didn’t have a Mac at the time and wanted to play around with the glitch straight after class on Thursday.

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I used this already strange image.






My favourite part was playing around with the colour channels, however the size when doing this is very restrictive, because it’s a small RAW audio file that you put into photoshop, you no longer have an image which even remotely resembles the original. It also has to be beneath a certain canvas size to open.

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Randall’s method:

Original photo 1:


I started off by just duplicating some parts of the code.

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Then I started deleting and duplicating it as much as I could without breaking it.

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In photoshop these have very different effects. The one i played around with least has the most effect whereas the other two look near identical.

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Original Photo 2:


Once again I started off by just duplicating one part of the code.


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Then moved on to making it more scrambled. This next photo was my favourite as the colours are nice and the combination of readable and glitched parts make it seem as if the posts are emerging from a sea of glitch.

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Once again these look very different when opened in photoshop. The pretty blue tones are lost and the most scrambled code becomes the most simple image.

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Pirate broadcast 1

This is what I was doing all of last week, not going out and just staying in my room and doing work or procrastinating. It shows the flicking between different windows and tasks and distractions that for me is how I spend my time on the internet. It also shows the torrent of information that you get subjected to.

Sorry this ended up so late, my phone corrupted the other file so I had to shoot it again 🙁

Blog Narrative – RC Fashion

To wear an orange vest and a road cone on your head is not what one would usually say is normal, let in the least attractive. Yet yet it at one point people from all around New Zealand dressed in this way to show support for those affected by the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. I snapped these two year 13 boys casually wearing this fashion around my high school back in 2012 when the trend first started.


On 4 September 2010 a 7.1 magnitude quake hit Christchurch damaging many buildings, then on the 22 February 2011 a 6.3 magnitude quake hit which destroyed buildings and killed 185 people. After this the majority of the central business district had to be demolished and many buildings and areas of land were found to be unsafe, meaning there were road cones and more road cones everywhere. At first the trend started as a comical response to the ever growing population of road cones in Christchurch but it was picked up on by students as a way to show support for the community.

Other ways people showed their united spirit was through placing flowers in road cones and creating little community spaces in the spaces left where buildings had been demolished such as this  road cone chess set.



Even my flatmate Georgia got in on the action, posing in a row with the road cones as part of an art piece after the more recent (2013) earthquakes in Wellington.


As a bonus I also found a short documentary on the road cone population in Christchurch: