<videovortex> data moshing

Kevin Lim brainopera at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 19:45:24 CET 2009

   This is really fascinating to me. Much like we feel warm to
artifacts we get from analogue media (e.g. crackles from vinyl
records), here we are seeing digital artifacts now being appreciated /
manipulated as an artistic quality of the media.

Years ago, I was gifted with a Macintosh Centris 660AV and while I
could edit videos on it, it was too slow to digitize footage off my
Hi8 camera. I ended up using the choppiness of the video and
syncopated beats to fit with it. Surprisingly watchable. Perhaps it'd
be a good time for me to upload such work onto Youtube.

Kevin Lim
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On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Vera Tollmann <vera.tollmann at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> two examples of data moshing (now, that most streams run smooth)
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2aLQTl6LdA
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBrpGwBCDis
> and the article I found:
> It’s happened to you at least once — a color explosion on your screen
> created by an ill-fated download or a codec mismatch. A compression
> algorithm slip-up can introduce surprising colors and patterns but retain
> strange motion memories of the original video.
> A little over a week ago, Ray Tintori premiered his music video for
> Chairlift’s “Evident Utensil”, which wrangles the technique, “data moshing,”
> into a fun, effortless, mind-bending trip with the members of Chairlift.
> Every time you start to wrap your head around whats happening, the band
> breaks through the frame, tearing the pixels with them.
> A couple days ago, another data moshing video was released ...
> http://motionographer.com/2009/02/19/tintori-and-nabil-breaking-your-internets/
> vera
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