Just a quick meta note: I’ve moved this site to a new hosting situation, but there shouldn’t be any disruption to its availability. I’ll probably also be looking into different CMS options while I’m here at Recurse Center.
After I posted yesterday about my automated datamoshing experiment, I got a nice message on Twitter from developer and botmaker Ryan Bauman who was able to run my script on his own videos. We talked for a bit about how it could be improved, and I had a major realization that I had to test […]
Datamoshing is a glitch art technique applied to videos to intentionally create “pixel bleeding” and other digital motion artifacts. It became popular several years ago when it was used in near-simultaneous music videos by Chairlift and Kanye West. In those cases, and in the tutorials and techniques documented since then, the glitches are typically introduced […]
Twitter users who want to ensure that the Wayback Machine has stored a copy of the pages they link to can now sign up with @LinkArchiver to make it happen automatically. @LinkArchiver is the first project I’ve worked on in my 12-week stay at Recurse Center, where I’m learning to be a better programmer. The […]
As the federated social network Mastodon has surged in popularity over the last month, more than a thousand instances — ranging from a single user to tens of thousands — have been started by the community. That’s a really great development in terms of decentralization and distribution, which bring a lot of benefits, but it […]