Let's Glitch 2

An introduction to Glitch Art and the tools to make your own.


Inspiration

The original glitch innovators would open an image file with a sound editor like Audacity - or a text editor and either just hack bits out, or use audio effects like echo on the data. They created art that resembles what happens when technology goes wrong.

Glitch musicians slow down music you might hear in a mall and mix in samples to create slightly disturbing soundscapes peppered with familiar sounds.

Go listen to Wesley below explain it in detail and explore some the artists and musicians below.

 

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5 Artists Who Are Masters of Glitch Music

https://www.izotope.com/en/blog/music-production/5-artists-who-are-masters-of-glitch-music.html
One of the strange aspects of technology, whether analogue or digital, is its tendency to glitch. The ghost in the machines, as it were. With music software in particular, glitch and error have become desirable ingredients in sound design and musical composition.
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25 Amazing Examples Of Glitch Typography

https://bashooka.com/inspiration/25-amazing-examples-of-glitch-typography/
Here are 25 amazing examples of glitch typography that are based on the idea that making things go wrong can be fascinating in its own way.
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Creative Problem Creating: Jon Satrom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFwNtXpuMq4&list=PLCRweOpyiotTcm4a1dKRYgg6KCo8Df-4b&index=40&t=695s

Jon is an artist who undermines interfaces, problematizes presets, and playfully bends data. He spends his days fixing things and making things work. He spends his evenings breaking things and searching for the unique blips inherent to the systems he explores and exploits.

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Understanding The Glitch Art Movement

http://www.theperipherymag.com/on-the-arts-glitch-it-good




Resources

Go and get a collection of maybe six images that you think might glitch well. Glitching is often a hard to control process, but interestingly, often different sorts of images such as high contract vs photographic have very different outcomes. 

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New York Library Digital Collections

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/

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Rijksmuseum Image Collection

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/
Fbulous collection of downloadable images



Tools

Now it's time to go make your own glitch pieces. 

You can use either the images you have downloaded or with Photomosh you can use your webcam, and also you can save as gif or web animations or as a still image.  I think the moving images work best.

Glitching can be a very hit and miss affair, so make you have lots of attempts. Good luck!

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Glitch Visualizer

https://uberviz.io/viz/word-problems/

Drop .mp3s onto this and enjoy

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Photomosh

https://photomosh.com

Make gifs and images with a heap of bizarre effects

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Mara

https://mara.photos/
Lots of standalone image tools. I like the kaleidoscope one.

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Jpeg Glitch

https://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/
Glitch your images into oblivion

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JPEG to WAV

https://azopcorp.com/j2w
One of the stranger glitching tools...

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ImageToMusic

https://melobytes.com/app/image2music
Turn an image into an audio file. What does a picture sound like?

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Glitch2

http://akx.github.io/glitch2/
Create GIFs and strange effects



Learning

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Wesley Explains Glitch Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtIe416Twpo&t=1s
Youtube TedX talk from Wesley Thorp