My idea have evolved from a fake website (see previous posts) to a map based project with glitch aesthetics. What sparked this project was my interest in a journey through a website, and how Skrillex and Jodi use this idea effectively. Both of these examples use glitch aesthetics in a deliberate way. My vision for the project is to create what I’m calling a digital derive that takes you through a journey of your choice, depending on what link you click.
“A dérive is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding architecture and geography subconsciously direct the travelers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience.” (source)
I want to apply this concept into a digital format. The user begins the journey on the animated map where popups of images and links can take you elsewhere around New York. Different links can take you into different areas of the city, or may take you further into the broken code of the city/images, allowing you to encounter “an entirely new and authentic experience.”
Antonio Roberts experimented with glitch art by printing glitches onto normal newspapers. He notes; ”In this way we see how glitches can alter our perception of already existing media”. This is where my original idea of cropping specific parts of photos and glitching them came from. this method is not a traditional glitch, but a deliberate one similar to my Skrillex and Jodi examples.
Below are my map prototypes with functioning java script and a potion of no images with broken code.
Here are the links to my current map prototypes:
Map with markers added: Map 1
Map with poly-line added: Map 2
Map with animated poly-line and pop up cafe marker: Map 3
Map with longer animated poly-line and 3 different popups: Map 4
I made this gif using the same process as my Big Ben example below. (If gif isn’t showing up click here)
some of the the individual glitched photos that are combined to make the gif