Andrew Mason Creative Technologist


Glitching or Databending is about manipulating data to introduce artifices that result in distortions from the original source. To explore data-bending more I created Glitchor, a tool that let me create my own glitched images.

By directly manipulating the RGB data-structure of a source image I am able to generate unique artistic results.

I have a personal soft-spot for the aesthetic of old CRT TV signals. Therefore, I create a profile that closely replicates the look of early TV broadcast.

The JPEG data format can be delibrately broken to create striking colour banding that exposes the underlying algorithm.

Images generated in the tool can be exported as PNGs or uploaded directly to imgur by using base64 encoded data-urls.