I love how the audio databending results are basically what you would expect from their audio counterparts - e.g. echo repeats, reverb “blurs” it a bit, etc. I guess it’s to be expected since it’s just a bunch of values, but it’s still pretty neat.
Haha! I got into databending on the regular a week ago, after dropping it for a year and half (since January last year, actually) so it’s an amazing coincidence to see this article come out now :)
On a side note, we were discussing on the nixers forums things related to data formats, their advantages and disadvantages. Like how some companies keep lossless data format for cold storage while on the frontend using the best compressed format of the day for customer facing products.
One format that often come up as impressively reliable is the QR Code, it’s so well done that you can recover it from blurry and grainy videos.
Meanwhile, some other formats are extremely sensitive. I like to see information representation just like the way we see materials and their flexibility.
It’s definitely a fascinating topic.
I love QR Codes. I made a shirt once with a QR code on it that said “i think youre super cute” in it. I drew it out by hand with a fabric pen, and it scanned fine. I don’t think it would be a stretch to say they are my favourite thing to do with computers.