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glitch + gifs = glitchgifs (SLTumblr, blinky)
posted by griphus (60 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
#NewAesthetic #asdfadsfd
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:00 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


#lacunae
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:04 AM on June 22, 2012


Page is all fucked up for me no matter what browser I use... DUMB
posted by odinsdream at 7:05 AM on June 22, 2012 [10 favorites]


Have you tried listening to dubstep while the page is loading?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:07 AM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'll use that rainbow one as background next time I need to build a webpage to give someone a seizure.
posted by maryr at 7:07 AM on June 22, 2012


Great, now I'm having a seizure.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:10 AM on June 22, 2012


Needs more awesome stew.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 7:10 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


#seizuretown
posted by sararah at 7:11 AM on June 22, 2012


Maybe I'm just the right age or demographic or something but I just love this shit.
posted by Mizu at 7:17 AM on June 22, 2012


This is how it ends, isn't it? Watch long enough, and you will eventually hear a noise at the GIF, as if some immense slippery body were lumbering against it, straining to press through the glitch and enter our world.
posted by ellF at 7:17 AM on June 22, 2012 [10 favorites]


I wonder if people who have epilepsy are affected by these.
posted by zarq at 7:19 AM on June 22, 2012


Hrm, I didn't think of that. Mods can feel free to put up a warning or something.
posted by griphus at 7:20 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


So, this is what happens when one has completely run out of ideas?
posted by Thorzdad at 7:21 AM on June 22, 2012


So, this is what happens when one has completely run out of ideas?

tumblr?
posted by Fizz at 7:23 AM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Needs EpilepticSeizureRobots tag
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:26 AM on June 22, 2012




-tʃ + dʒ- == -tʃdʒ-
posted by wachhundfisch at 7:27 AM on June 22, 2012


[added a blinky warning]
posted by jessamyn at 7:27 AM on June 22, 2012


Isn't this where Max Headroom lives?
posted by OmieWise at 7:28 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cool now they don't have to bother with that Snow Crash movie because it's real life.
posted by SharkParty at 7:31 AM on June 22, 2012


I think my computer is broken.
posted by slogger at 7:32 AM on June 22, 2012


Hell is other people['s glitchy gifs].
posted by SpacemanStix at 7:34 AM on June 22, 2012


similar, 66 pages, trying to be art.
http://www.computersclub.org/club/?paged=1
posted by quoquo at 7:35 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


This too. Partial NSFW.
posted by slogger at 7:35 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


quoquo: well that led me to this: http://humancivilization.info/ which led me to the coolest tumblr I have ever seen in my life.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:41 AM on June 22, 2012 [8 favorites]


The melting faces type glitches are the ones that I find most interesting, though I couldn't say why exactly. Seems like you could easily slap a 'ZALGO' caption on them and it wouldn't look out of place.
posted by Monster_Zero at 7:45 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


See also Year of the Glitch, an art project tumblr by Phillip Stearns.
posted by Nelson at 7:45 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


This cries out for EBN's Telecommunication Breakdown as a soundtrack.
posted by jquinby at 7:47 AM on June 22, 2012


It's the Instagram of motion GIFs.
posted by tommasz at 7:49 AM on June 22, 2012


Goes well with Aphex Twin.
posted by schmod at 7:52 AM on June 22, 2012


which led me to the coolest tumblr I have ever seen in my life.

I used to want to be dumped in the woods when I die so that my body goes back to nature, but now I'm thinking that when I'm done I want a bunch of Ghanaian boys to melt me down in an acid bath and burn my hulk to extract my metals.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:02 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Monster_Zero: "The melting faces type glitches are the ones that I find most interesting, though I couldn't say why exactly. Seems like you could easily slap a 'ZALGO' caption on them and it wouldn't look out of place."

Oh my yes. I was struck by that exact one as well. The image with the woman in front of the "MILKA DAY" background in particular makes me want to hide.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:03 AM on June 22, 2012


Is this a thing now?






Can it not be a thing now?
posted by Malice at 8:06 AM on June 22, 2012


P.S. Get off my lawn you damn kids.
posted by Malice at 8:06 AM on June 22, 2012


First of all, I love this.

Secondly, this reminds me of what it was like back in the late 90s trying to read Wired Magazine print pages.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:08 AM on June 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


I remember when I first got my NES way back in the day, a few friends lent me games. One cousin lent me Metroid, which I had heard quite a lot about. I put it in and started it, but it was completely glitched out. Since I didn't know any better, I thought the game was supposed to be like that, all mysterious symbols and incomprehensible shapes moving in strange ways. My mind was blown, the game was completely alien and strange and artful. After an hour or so I made it through the first two rooms like this.
posted by fuq at 8:13 AM on June 22, 2012 [15 favorites]


So, this is what happens when one has completely run out of ideas?

Looking at that site or commenting in this thread?
posted by pracowity at 8:15 AM on June 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


Maybe add an NSFW warning.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:41 AM on June 22, 2012


I just did a google search for ≜⌘⏈░▒▓☸☆Ӝ and a ComEd power station blew up.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:43 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


See also, Glitchhop, Foodmosh, Max Capacity, VHS Dreamz, Olivia Fox, Nightcreeps. Some NSFW.
posted by codacorolla at 8:50 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


which led me to the coolest tumblr I have ever seen in my life.

The layout of that tumblr makes me more angry than I have been in some time. (anyone who knows me even vaguely will understand the horror of this statement)
posted by elizardbits at 9:00 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is delightful, as is Year of the Glitch (linked above). Phillip Stearns, the guy who does Year of the Glitch, also makes very amusing Glitch Blankets.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 9:01 AM on June 22, 2012


I feel as if only Arnold could save us now.
posted by pracowity at 9:02 AM on June 22, 2012


It's like the animated gif and still shot version of Everything is Terrible!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:08 AM on June 22, 2012


Ran into a glitchy tv ad a few weeks ago - amid the pixel chaos was one legible phrase:

FREE COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:09 AM on June 22, 2012


blip + verts = blipverts
posted by The Tensor at 9:09 AM on June 22, 2012


Reminds me of Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff, well at least the use of JPEG artifacts in it.
posted by destrius at 9:27 AM on June 22, 2012


I could do this very easily and as such it behooves me to speak well of it in order to maximize my own opportunities
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:31 AM on June 22, 2012


Reminds me of Paper Rad
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 9:37 AM on June 22, 2012


Reminds me of the last whole year of pre-election coverage.
posted by Twang at 9:51 AM on June 22, 2012


also what are you people crazy this is like astronomically better than any possible permutation of EiT or SBaHJ taken together or separately
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:55 AM on June 22, 2012


How To Datamosh (SLYT)
posted by Twang at 9:55 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Several of these remind me of Brian Eno's graphic art style.
posted by davebush at 10:15 AM on June 22, 2012


Just hit it on the side. All clear now.
posted by pianomover at 12:26 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


How To Datamosh (SLYT)

That is an awesome video all on its own, and could probably serve as the core to a pretty cool FPP.
posted by odinsdream at 1:35 PM on June 22, 2012


Is that pronounced jlitchjifs?
posted by fairmettle at 2:16 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: some of the commenters there really hate it. but some like it!
posted by figurant at 2:52 PM on June 22, 2012


that led me to this: http://humancivilization.info/ which led me to the coolest tumblr I have ever seen in my life.

TUUUUUMBLRQATSI
....
TUUUUUMBLRQATSI
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:19 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Secondly, this reminds me of what it was like back in the late 90s trying to read Wired Magazine print pages.


I think you misspelled Raygun.
posted by dame at 5:56 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, there's a guy who posts to this photosharing site that uses text versions of these that even work as URLs, in that weird way that computers will digest any old shit.

Most of his photos are examples of graffiti that include URLs back to the photos.

Yeah, I *know*.

Anyway, stuff like this exists for the pure wankery. This isn't a judgement so much as an observation.
posted by clvrmnky at 8:18 PM on June 22, 2012


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