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Friday, May 9, 2014

Databending

Taking handfuls of plant material, wrapping it in paper, and submerging it into a dye pot is not unlike taking digital images and importing them into software meant for audio files and then exporting them out as image files once again.
As with paper transformed by dyes, the image is transformed by audio effects.
The way metals and plants will react and mark the paper is like the way digital image files are transformed by echos, decay, noise removal and equalization.

Until you unwrap the paper you don't know what you've got. Until you export the image file and open it, you don't what you've got.

Learning this process has been fun. It's been out there for a while, but as with all things digital, I am behind the cultural curve.

1 comment:

  1. when i read databending, i thought mindbending. not sure i have much of an idea of what is happening, but it's very interesting...

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