Data Bending

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Corrupting digital data for aesthetics postdigital – using digital or analogue errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices.

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Data Bending

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Corrupting digital data for aesthetics postdigital – using digital or analogue errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices.

“Glitch art is the practice of using digital or analogue errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices.”

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Data manipulation, also known as databending, intentionally changes the digital file's information to create glitches. Databending involves editing and changing the file data to create interesting visual artefacts.

This experiment was my first attempt at working with databending. Good fun. The illustration above was featured on the "Aesthetics postdigital" essay by Adam Fure, which was part of the book "Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses across Art, Architecture, and Philosophy" edited by Mark Foster Gage, and published by MIT Press.

Link for the book here.

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