Exercise 3a

Alterity is a term that means “otherness”. It is the state of being other or different, especially in respect to one’s perception of one’s identity within a culture. In media, it can be used to describe something that is other than an imitation. However, this term alone is rather complex because it contains terms such as otherness and difference. To be other and different, one must understand that these two terms emphasizes on qualities of separateness, dissimilarity, and distinction. For more information, you can find it here.

Indexical in relation to the digital photograph – indexical is relating to, or denoting a word/expression whose meaning is dependent on the context in which it is used. In relation to the digital photograph, it refers to the physical relationship between the object photographed and the resulting image. There is a process in which light passes through the camera lens and the diaphragm of the camera to produce an image of the object. For more information it can be found here.

Tableaux are most commonly known as a still-visual narrative where groups of models or motionless figures portraying a scene, particularly from a story or history. In relations to photography, tableau-vivant photography, is the aspect of catching this motionless scene in a single image to capture its narrative. Tableaux often resemble a ‘cinematic’ vibe, however they differ from one another due to the lack of motion in tableaux compared to a film. For more information, you can find it here and from the text ‘The Photography as Contemporary Art’ on pages 49-53.

Artifice is a term that means “ingenuity”, a clever or cunning device used to trick or deceive others. Though the word artifice is a derivative from of “artificial”, can also mean “not existing naturally”. In relation to art, it is an artful skill that one needs in producing art to trick the audience depending on what the context they choose. For more information on artifice, it can be found here.

Re-enactment is the action of performing a new version of an old event, usually in a theatrical performance. Most commonly, when one thinks of reenactments they think about the war reenactments where men dress up in costumes that reflect soldiers depending on the countries and war they want to reenact. For more information it can be found here.

This image is a Civil War reenactment of the “Battle of Central” in a small town beside Clemson, South Carolina and was found on here.

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Glitch Project: Street Light

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Final results of my glitch project.

So after playing around with as much as I could with the code, I decided that I was happy with the results it gave me. I really like how the original image is visible along with the glitch. The image distortion in this particular image, that I thought, was the most fascinating one compared to the other ones I got.

Artist Statement:

The image I chose was a photo that I took a couple years back when I was in Italy. The reason why I chose this image was because I was visually attracted to it. I really liked the focal point of the streetlight and its weight in contrast to the negative space around it. The lines and perspective of the image were also a contributing factor as to why I chose this image for my glitch project. The aftermath of the glitch gave me horizontal distortion in the image that reflects the line work of the streetlight itself and the buildings in the background. The paper I chose was the photo-paper. I want the paper to mimic what the surface of the streetlight would be to portray that industrial element that the other papers, such as canvas and a textured paper, won’t give me. By choosing the photo-paper, it gave a shine to the picture that illuminates the subtle shine on the street light and gives the image a high quality look.

Glitch: Experiment 2

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Original image that I have taken.

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First attempt

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Second attempt

Again, I used another image that I have taken. I found that it is a difficult process to get more colour and image distortion. Maybe it’s because I lack in coding knowledge. Though it seems that at a certain amount of damage to the code, the file won’t open in preview (Mac user) or Photoshop for viewing. This problem caused me to delete the file and redo it. The two images above are similar in the way the image distorted, though the colours are different and I like it very much. It seems that this was as far as I could go without the files being corrupted to a point that I wasn’t able to view the images. I still like how both images turned out.

Glitch: Experimentation

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Original Image that I have taken myself.

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First attempt.

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Second attempt.

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Third attempt

I’m really enjoying the glitch project. I like seeing the results of the images after playing around with the code and the different outcomes makes it enjoyable. The original image is of the red flowers that I have taken myself. I played around with the code and at first I got a complete opposite of colours (red to green) and I thought it was very neat. The second attempt altered the colour again and it went from green to the blue/purple. Next my attempt brought me back to the first attempt though it also brought back the image’s original colour, as well as an image distortion.

Glitch Project: Take 2

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My third attempt.

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My fourth attempt.

On my my ‘second’ take, I was able to produced two types of glitch that I like. The first one distorted the image and showed the two colours (pink with green and green with purple) from the first attempt I made when the image changed colours. The second photo when I played with the code gave me one with the original image (I’m not sure how that happened) but I really like the look of the image with all three colours on it as well as the image distortion.

Glitch Project: First Attempt

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This is the original image.

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First results.

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Second edit.

The image I have chosen is a street light I have taken in Italy back on one of my trips. I began with messing around with the coding and the first two results I got was that the colours changed to vibrant hues. I really like the look of the three together. In my next attempt I am hoping to distort the image in some way. I actually like the trial and error process of this glitch project because I like seeing the results after playing around with the image’s code.

Exercise 2

Sushi wigglegram found on here.

Skateboard wigglegram found here.

Wigglegram also known as Stereoscopy is a technique that creates the illusion of depth in an image by taking two pictures of an object at slightly different angles and putting it into Adobe Photoshop to create an animation where the image will repeat back and forth. Stereoscopy was developed by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838 and then later improved by Sir David Brewster who created a portable viewing device. This invention created the importance of binocular depth perception. This approach enables 2D images to possess a 3D quality, giving the image a more fascinating appeal.

More information about wigglegram or stereoscopy can be found here.

Fashion Cinemagraph found here.

Cinemagraph found here.

Cinemagraphs are stilled photographs in which there is a small and minor movement is repeated. Cinemagraphs were coined by US photographers, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. Cinemagraphs can be produced by taking a series of photos or a video and with the help of image editing software, a cinemagraph is produced. A simpler method is using the app called Flixel Photos Inc., a Canadian software manufacturer that can be downloaded. Cinemagraphs are commonly used in the fashion industry. I believe that this is due to the fact that fashion designers want their designs to be noticed by the viewer and with a moving element, the viewers eyes are more likely to be attracted and fascinated by the visual aspect of the GIF.

For more information about cinemgraphs they can be found here.