January 27, 2014
Shift Registers and Ripple Counters

Shift Registers and Ripple Counters

January 27, 2014

Mac OSX 10.4 Install Disc ISO no. 4

Mac OSX Mach Kernel No. 2

Binary Blankets by Glitch Textiles

A collection of blankets aimed at making visible the hidden data structures that give shape to everyday life. The materiality of our digital age is composed of binary data encoded on electronic devices and transmitted through the airwaves on invisible frequencies of light. As an alternative to the screen, Binary Blankets allow you experience the fabric of this otherwise invisible and intangible side of our digital world.

January 12, 2014

Binary Blankets from Glitch Textiles

Mac OSX Install Disc ISO No. 9

A collection of blankets aimed at making visible the hidden data structures that give shape to everyday life.

December 6, 2013

Scanning Veil Test 01 from Phillip Stearns on Vimeo.

Video Source: An image of a sunset was scanned top to bottom, one row of pixels at a time. Individual video frames were created from each row of pixels in the image by first mirroring, then stretching them to the full height of the frame. The frames were then animated in sequence at 15fps.

Audio Source: Each row of pixels was exported as a string of 8bit RGB values. A file containing the RGB pixel data was rendered as 24bit floating point audio (each pixel rendered as an audio sample). The final exported audio playback rate was matched to the video (playback sample rate was adjusted only).

(Source: phillipstearns)

September 21, 2013
Pattern created with data sourced from C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP rendered using a 1:1 bit to pixel mapping.

Pattern created with data sourced from C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP rendered using a 1:1 bit to pixel mapping.

September 21, 2013
Pattern created with data sourced from C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP rendered using a 1:1 bit to pixel mapping.

Pattern created with data sourced from C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP rendered using a 1:1 bit to pixel mapping.

September 17, 2013
The source for this pattern was the Calculator executable file from WIN8 rendered 1:1 bit to pixel.  Data Aesthetics.

The source for this pattern was the Calculator executable file from WIN8 rendered 1:1 bit to pixel.  Data Aesthetics.

June 9, 2013

Typical Sunday Morning(?):

I wake up asking myself whether it would be possible to modify the ByteWriter program to visualize DNA.

After breakfast, a couple of cups of coffee, and a few hours, the answer is: It is.

After looking through a database containing the human genome and visualizing a portion of the 15th chromosome, partially responsible for eye and skin color, I noticed some repeating patterns.

This is what that first segment sounds like.

The source file contains only 4 characters (A, C, G, & T) in raw UTF-8 text.  So the natural conversion is translating the data into 8-bit mono audio stream.

I can’t believe how much this resembles raw machine code.

May 25, 2013

A single core memory dump performed on my laptop, with 4GB of physical memory, produced a 6GB file.  To make visualizing the raw binary easier for my computer, I split the file into 273 25MB chunks.  Each 25MB chunk rendered at 6 bits per pixel (2 bits per RGB color channel) and 336px width yields an image 33,670px long.  While going through them one-by-one, searching for interesting visual patterns, I decided to give myself a soundtrack to listen to by rendering the chunks as 8bit PCM audio.

May 23, 2013

Memory Fragments

Images created by rendering fragments of raw binary data from a memory core dump as 432px wide 6-bit RGB image files.

May 4, 2013
Attention Fellow Glitchers!  I have an awesome new tool to share with you:
Loom Preview
Written by Paul Kerchen, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at NOTACON 2013 where I was presenting the Glitch Textiles project.  After talking about some ideas for the future of the project, we sat down and designed a simple utility that allows you to visualize RAW data in a wider variety of ways than available through applications like Photoshop or Gimp (even Irfanview!).  Currently it’s WIN only but am hoping that the community can expand this application or integrate it into other image manipulation environments.
Visualized above is the raw data for the LoomPreview executable file as a 3-bit RGB image 384 pixels wide.

Attention Fellow Glitchers!  I have an awesome new tool to share with you:

Loom Preview

Written by Paul Kerchen, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at NOTACON 2013 where I was presenting the Glitch Textiles project.  After talking about some ideas for the future of the project, we sat down and designed a simple utility that allows you to visualize RAW data in a wider variety of ways than available through applications like Photoshop or Gimp (even Irfanview!).  Currently it’s WIN only but am hoping that the community can expand this application or integrate it into other image manipulation environments.

Visualized above is the raw data for the LoomPreview executable file as a 3-bit RGB image 384 pixels wide.

April 23, 2013

Glitch Textiles presents: Binary Blankets

A  collection of blankets aimed at making visible the hidden data structures that give shape to everyday life. The materiality of our digital age is composed of binary data encoded on electronic devices and transmitted through the airwaves on invisible frequencies of light. As an alternative to the screen, Binary Blankets literally gives you a way to experience the fabric of this otherwise invisible and intangible side of our digital world.

This initial collection features designs from a handful of binary files from programs such as Microsoft Word, iTunes, Google Chrome, and Mac OSX.

Each Design Limited to an Edition of 5.
$350 USD + $15 Shipping (see site for details)

April 1, 2013

Mac OS X iTunes 10.6.3 (25) 64bit binary excerpts rendered as RGB images, woven into blankets.

The first two pieces in a new series of blankets dedicated to making visible the data structures that make up our everyday lives.

Glitch Textiles

March 22, 2013
mach_kernel
Mac OSX 10.7.4 Mach Kernel opened as a 1024px wide RGB image.

mach_kernel

Mac OSX 10.7.4 Mach Kernel opened as a 1024px wide RGB image.

March 22, 2013
/private/var/db/crls/00EB0CCCF4716CBA4623A3D52F98D43DF630A91D.crl
A hidden Certificate Revocation List File in Mac OS 10.7.4 opened as a 2048px wide RGB image.
More on .CRL files: http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/crl

/private/var/db/crls/00EB0CCCF4716CBA4623A3D52F98D43DF630A91D.crl

A hidden Certificate Revocation List File in Mac OS 10.7.4 opened as a 2048px wide RGB image.

More on .CRL files: http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/crl