Making Skin Cells

The making of Skin Cells was quite a long process. It started projecting my Bunnies video onto me and filming this. I then took this and ran it through the What Glitch? sgi script to create a glitched version of the video, leaving me with two versions of the video.

Skin Cells

Skin Cells

When it came to merging the two videos together I took some inspiration from Tidepool by Tabor Robak. Putting the videos on top of each other I wanted to use chromakeying to reveal parts of the video at the bottom at the same time as really oversaturating the video. For this I employed the help of Pure Data:

Skin Cells Pure Data patch

By using [pix_chroma_key] and setting the [range( to random values the patch was constantly hiding and revealing random parts of the videos. Some wizardry in Gridflow gave the videos that oversaturated look.

If you want to try this patch for yourself go ahead and download it. Although it may work on other setups, I used the following:

To use the patch, first load a directory of videos, create the GEM window and then press the big red start button. A video is automatically saved (using PDP), though do be careful as these files get very large very quickly! If, for any reason, saving the video doesn’t work just delete the line going from [#from_pix, colorspace rgb] to [#to_pdp].

If any assistance is required please direct your attention to this thread on the Pure Data forum.

GLI.TC/H 2011 – This website does not supply identity information

My bumper for GLI.TC/H 2011. Download the Pure Data patch that made this and make your own!

Discuss it with others on the Pure Data forum.

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.theDates {
Chicago_USA: Nov 4-6 2011;
Amsterdam_NL: Nov 11-12 2011;
Birmingham_UK: Nov 19 2011;

I’ve also recently started making diagrams of my Pure Data patches. I hope they go some way to helping people learn Pure Data

GLI.TC/H bumper Pure Data patch

Pretty pictures

GLI.TC/H 2011


GLI.TC/H was a simple idea that was hatched upon the notion of folks gathering together and engaging/chatting/debating the issues/theories/concerns of failure, systems, art, && glitches.

We were able to realize this gathering last year in Chicago. GLI.TC/H 2010 brought people together for five days of glitchy art, hacking/coding workshops, discussions, screenings, lectures, and realtime audio/video performances. All events were free & open to the public and ended up exposing an extremely diverse, amazingly deep, somewhat quirky community.

The community is growing and this year we are hoping (and planning) to do it again! From the beginning, we consciously adopted a free & open ethic for GLI.TC/H. We believe that exorbitant entrance fees and exclusive passes create obstacles between “actor” and “audience.”

It takes considerable resources and energy execute an exciting event like GLI.TC/H. Folks have donated We’re reaching out to you (and your networks) in an effort to help amplify these efforts and make GLI.TC/H 20111 a reality.
Some generous artists have donated exciting incentives to this Kickstarter campaign. Please check them out; of course, the biggest incentive of this campaign is actually making GLI.TC/H 20111 happen.

GLI.TC/H is spreading from the web to Chicago: US; to Amsterdam: NL; and Birmingham: UK; GLI.TC/H will launch in Chicago on NOV: 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH. Amsterdam will commence on NOV: 11 -> 12. Birmingham: UK; will follow on NOV: 19.

GLI.TC/H is both a physical and virtual event with always-on online games, galleries, easter-eggs, downloadable artware, scavenger hunts, APIs, and loads of other experimental components. These activities will continue through-out and beyond the physical events.

We hope that branching and forking the gathering/festival/conference will mesh && mosh conversation(s) with local happenings, multiple perspectives, and allow for more individuals to participate.

This year, we are opening frameworks and structures to involve the community at core levels including curation and organization. For example, Kim Asendorf ( & is curating an online component and Antonio Roberts (AKA hellocatfood) initiated and is leading the Birminham: UK; component. Many more artists and curators are investing their talents.
We can’t do this alone. Let’s make this gathering happen together!

Executing GLI.TC/H takes considerable resources. Your donation will be use for the acquisition, construction, and transportation of materials and artwork for the exhibitions. It will allow us to support the local independent venues that we have partnered with. It will help supply materials for workshops and provide resources for the printing and pressing of festival data for dissemination at and before the events.

Please help by donating and spreading the word by liking/sharing/linking/tweeting/posting EVERYWHERE!

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