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Verge Glitch Art
Verge Glitch Art

You've probably heard of glitch art, but do you know how it's created? Artists dive into the code of an image file, editing tiny portions of data to create errors in the image. German multimedia designer Georg Fischer has created a script that automates this process.


Fischer's script powers a simple interface that lets you slide bars to adjust the type, size, and prevalence of your glitch. As you tweak each setting, the results appear in real time. The work is, as Fischer notes, derivative of a similar experiment called Smack My Glitch Up, but the ease of experimentation in this implementation is impressive nonetheless. You can play with the glitch generator through Fischer's GitHub, or check out the designer's other manipulation experiments here.