Datamoshing : when technology error become art

Datamoshing is the practice of intentionally using compression artifacts in digital video and animated GIFs that is sometimes to referred to as “glitch art.”

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According to the tech blog Bit_Synthesis published a post titled “Datamoshing – the Beauty of Glitch,” the practice of datamoshing had been used by digital artists since at least 2005. In 2006, a technique created by artists Betrand Planes and Christian Jacquemin transcodes one lossy video format into another was demonstrated with the modified DivX video codec DivXPrime.

On August 2nd, 2007, YouTuber Michael Crowe uploaded a video titled “Takeshi Murata,” which featured a montage of datamoshed videos (shown below).

 

On February 24th, 2009, YouTuber datamosher uploaded a datamosh instructional video (shown below). On June 16th, rapper Kanye West released the music video for his song “Welcome to the Heartbreak” (shown below), which featured many datamoshed video artifacts. Within the first four years, the video gathered more than 10.3 million views and 11,400 comments.

On May 16th, 2011, YouTuber Yung Jake uploaded a music video titled “Datamosh,” which included a variety of compression artifacts (shown below). On March 25th, 2012, the /r/brokengifs subreddit was launched, featuring animated GIFs created using datamoshing techniques.

 

(The original source of this article is: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/datamoshing#fn4)

The data is used today to make political and social satire , not to mention the artistic aspect . As the leading exponents of street art . Below some example.

 

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Simona Atzori: an (im)perfect dancer and painter

Simona Atzori was born without hands but she has a lot of fortitude and wilpower so now she is a dancer and a painter and she was also present during the last edition on Sanremo’s festival.

Here there is a Simona’s performance as dancer

Here there is her performance during Sanremo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuUWI44tJLE

and here there is a video in which she paints. This last video is in Italian.

Sometimes life can be… awkward.

Awkward (styled as Awkward.) is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Lungerich for MTV. The show’s central character is Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Richards), a 16-year-old “invisible” girl in high school, wise beyond her years, with an irreverent, optimistic outlook on life, who just wants to fit in. Things go from bad to worse when she gets a mysterious “care-frontation” letter in which the writer says she could disappear and no one would notice. Her reaction leads to a misunderstanding of epic proportions causing everyone to believe that Jenna’s accident was a failed suicide attempt.awkward

Jenna is what everyone calls a ‘loser’, but in the end she succeed in becoming popular without changing herself: she will keep on wearing hoodie, jeans and sneakers, but she will even make fall in love with her the most handsome guys in the school. An authentic revenge for common girls.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awkward_(TV_series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britain’s Missing Top Model

Britain’s Missing Top Model was a British Reality TV modelling show aired on BBC Three. The première episode aired on 1 July 2008. The show courted controversy, with many speculating that the show made disability a spectator event.

The show followed eight young women with disabilities, who competed for a modelling contract (which included a photo shoot with Rankin and a cover photo in Marie Claire). Aired over a period of five weeks the women lived together and competed in a series of challenges and photo shoots. Each week at least one contestant was sent home.

The eventual winner was Kelly Knox.

Sourcehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain’s_Missing_Top_Model