You’ve probably come across quite a lot of “pop” art which uses the notion of glitching. Glitching is a trend in visual design and digital arts that treats visuals as if there is a digital error… or a glitch. It’s not new, as I first saw it in the late 80’s with the cyberpunk movement. But it seems to have a come back today.
We are seeing this everywhere at the moment. From music videos to conceptual art and it’s even starting to creep into advertising. I like it! :)
I’ve stumbled upon a nifty little web app that allows you to upload an image file, and lets you play with some variables to produce your own glitched image! try it out here!
“This is only the second guest blog post here on ‘Digital Thoughts’, but I was approached by @iamrinaldi, who runs The View Magazine. He told me about a contest he is running where talented creative people can submit one visual and all of us can then vote on. Interested? Well I certainly am! So I asked him to write up a guest post to tell us all about how it works.” @ThomasMarzano
Actually the title should have said something like ‘a first attempt at understanding web design for Chinese markets’, but that did not sound as cool. (Thanks @AskAaronLee for inspiring this title.)
I have felt a bit like Robert Langdon, in the Dan Brown book The Da Vinci Code, for the past few months, as I have been trying to unravel the mysterious (to me) cultural codes driving Chinese web design. This because I am more and more often faced professionally with the challenge to create web experiences also for Chinese markets.
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