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Phillip Stearns leads an afternoon class on the fine art of digitally sullying images and then re-creating them as new.

This four-hour crash course covers

a wide variety of extended techniques for software based image and video file processing. Glitch Art, the art of artifacts, zeros in on the remains of the broken scaffolding circumscribing the disappearance of image post-compression. A discussion of early glitch art, artists, visual aesthetics, and conceptual aesthetics (appropriation of artifacts, and the technical appropriation of entropic processes) will center around a hands on breaking of data structures and file formats.

For more information, consult the Machine Project's website. Laptops will be required.