GlitchBot is an automated glitch creation / distribution program and persona.

GlitchBot maintains an active presence on flickr, including a profile and photostream, with new images created and uploaded daily.

GlitchBot is not an interactive program. GlitchBot works alone on a fixed schedule, creating a single new glitched image every day and presenting it to the world via the GlitchBot flickr page and slideshow.


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5 Responses:

  1. pavel_lishin says:

    I don't really get it. Wish it would go into some technical details, otherwise this is pretty meh.

  2. Jon says:

    Interesting concept, even if 99% of the results are uninteresting.

    Related: Rob Sheridan's explanation of how "The Social Network" soundtrack's artwork was created: . He goes into more depth about his technique.

  3. piku says:

    What a load of crap, just like that circuit bending stuff people get too obsessed over.

    Corrupt data is not art.

    • Nick Lamb says:

      Unnecessary, check
      People doing it on purpose, check

      Art. Whether you think it's good is a whole separate question.

    • mediapathic says:

      It could be argued that all art is in a sense "corrupt data", as the amount of information (in the Claude Shannon sense) has to be particularly high in order to create something that has never been seen before. If the entropy level were zero, it would be predictable and thus (in most cases) not very interesting art. Glitch art just takes this to one logical conclusion.

      Given your user icon, I'd like to quote:

      "In fact, the original teapot is about 30% taller than the one that people always use in graphics. The reason for this appears to be that Jim Blinn was one of the early users of the Teapot data set and he was rendering the teapot on an Evans and Sutherland frame buffer. Unfortuately, the pixels were not square, so in order to make the model conform to the pixel raster, he squashed the model rather than scaling the image."

      I call that corrupt data.

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