Wednesday, September 06, 2006

glitch browser is magic

behold the glitch browser:


howardstar-full: the original-size version of howard-star2 as seen through glitch browser

i'd heard the name "glitch browser" before, but hadn't gotten around to trying it out because i was afraid it was a standalone application that i would have to install and use to stumble around the internet, and knowing how difficult it is to write a stable web browser, i didn't have high hopes.

but i was wrong. glitch browser isn't an application; it's a website, similar to sites like snoop dogg's shizzolator (which seems to be 404, bitches). you enter a url into the box, and you can view that site... with some of the image files glitched. when i saw this screenshot from stephanie delacey, i had to give it a try.

naturally, glicthing images is tricky business. sometimes, the files break. (png files in particular are more likely to break than bend.) but if you find the right site, with some patience, you'll see some cool stuff. it's fun to play around with.

i've been going back and revisiting some of my old flickr photos using the glitch browser, and saving (and uploading) some of the more interesting results. here's the set.

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