Short introduction to


errors for aesthetic purposes

This short workshop explores creating visuals by corrupting the data of digital images. The artifacts that arise from the manipulation of the raw data that the computer will later interpret as an image or image sequence are specific to the digital medium of the image. The results depend on image format and the way the image is compressed. The method is chaotic and not suitable for reaching a specific predetermined result. Instead the method can be seen as a way of exploring the materiality of a digital medium through the artifacts that arise from the manipulation.

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