In the quest to program an automated method for building the images used in H E A D E R _ R E M I X, I discovered a way to isolate blocks of the image body and remix them = wonderful glitch aesthetics! I have to be honest, there are close comparisons to be made with the excellent corrupt™, by Benjamin Gaulon, - however I'll explain where I M A G E _ R E M I X takes an original turn:
- Having isolated the image header [which says "hello I'm an image" + much more] from the body [which houses the guts of the picture], the remixed image will always [overstatement?] be capable of rendering.
- In an attempt to offer some control over the remixed image, the user [yes, you!] has the ability to select how large these remixed slices should be. The smaller the slice, the more scrambled the image will be. The larger the slice, comprehensible segments of the original will shine through the remix.
- Last but not least, UNLIMITED output! We'll see how long I can keep this going... Nevertheless, I felt that the best image may be sitting X remixes in, therefore one should have the ability to search endlessly in order to see if the best has yet to come. *insert video of inspecting navel here*
As of now the project is limited, for demonstration purposes, to these three [Jabberwocky, Lenna, The Horse in Motion] control images. Eventually it may evolve to accept uploaded images, however there are still plenty of aesthetic possibilities to be explored within the images being used.
+ This is a work in progress... I must take a break from it as I dive into writing my thesis text, but hope to reward myself from time to time by extending the control of each remix.
If you have ANY questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me: ted [at] ffd8 [dot] org