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51. glitchspace. first in series of glitch cycles:
- start with 64x64 black jpeg (low quality)
- take the byte right in the middle of the file. increase it by one.
- draw resulting jpeg.
- zoom in a lil bit.
- save jpeg and load it back up. go to step 2.
Gay Check Online may seem totally offensive and inappropriate at first, but think back to reports in March 2013 that Facebook had sussed out that someone was gay without many clues to go on, hinting at perhaps an algorithmic, Bayesian deduction that was unfavourably made available to ad placement software. The artists are clearly commenting on the hidden motives of data-mining and statistical analysis being carried out by services such as Facebook. Categories for people that are useful for ad targeting are usually decided using Bayesian Probability - the system may not know your age, gender, political or sexual orientation, but your online behaviour may match a certain pattern that helps ‘predict’ such details.
Gay-Check-Online makes visible and parodies these systems using face detection software and an algorithm that works under ten seconds.
Based on scientific studies about facial characteristics of gays, the Internet Agency NETRO has created an online tool to verify your sexual orientation in under 10 seconds. NETRO wrote an algorithm to compare your face with the original databases from the studies of the Charles University in Prague and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In approximately 10 seconds a face is measured and analyzed and the sexual orientation can be determined. Gay Check Online is a rapid and simple method to provide the user with a sense of security and clarity.
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Collection of videos comprising of glitches from corrupted BitTorrent feeds of popular television shows, put together by artist Conor McGarrigle. You may already be aware of the Mad Men video, but the collection also features Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad - videos embedded below:
The BitTorrent Trilogy consists of a series of three videos made from episode of popular TV shows incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The resulting videos show the glitches and digital errors characteristic of this process …
… The videos simultaneously act as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing as well as being an aesthetically beautiful and unique by-product of the bittorrent process, the file codec and the size of the bittorrent swarm as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory in-between state.
More info can be found at Conor’s site here