Tutorial on using a hex editor (Hex Fiend) to mess up a 360 video in one easy step.
Spectral Evolver and I are starting the initial work to put together another series of databent videos, this time working with 360 videos and ambisonic audio. These files are BIG, so some of this experimentation might take a little while, but, in the short term, a super-easy way to get some glitches fast is to just find-and-replace some numbers in a hex editor.
Generally, people aren’t terribly good at just looking at lists of numbers and finding meaning. That’s why we create charts, graphs, and infographics to help us see patterns and trends to help communicate this information to others. These graphs, etc., are visualizations, but we can also sonify data–convert into sound–in order to help understand it and make it meaningful to us or others.
A glitch art series with an emphasis on datamoshing and databending of video and audio captured in Armenia 2020, with curated binaural sound design and binaural music by Simon Hutchinson and Will Klingenmeier.
What does it mean to “disobey” technology? Expanding on Ernesto Oroza‘s term “technological disobedience”, let’s think about how we can “think beyond the normal capacities of an object, and try to surpass the limitations that it imposes on itself”, working toward a more personal expression through technology using circuit-bending, hacking, creative coding, 3D printing, and glitch art.
Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster” glitch cover in Pure Data with text-to-speech vocals and databent drums.
The original “Love Rollercoaster” was released in 1975 by the funk/R&B group Ohio Players on the album, “Honey”. Two decades later, It was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1996 for–get this–the soundtrack of the Beavis and Butthead movie. It’s a great song, and these are both fantastic versions.
Me? I’m just having some fun and messing around with realtime databending.