The App as Art ...

To use the app “Satromizer”, simply touch the screen where a glitch is desired. Multiple fingers can be used to glitch more than one area at a time. Image files are typically read from top to bottom; the area of the picture that is touched coincides with the data to be scrambled.

“Satromizer” image by Ben Syverson.

“Satromizer” image by Ben Syverson.

Jon Satrom: “Glitches are unexpected events that momentarily expose the systems at play. I appreciate when things go wrong. It makes one step back for a moment and consider context.”

Fire before and after “Satromizer”. ...

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