Digital Mist

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The project is a series of photographs ranging from portraits, to landscapes, as well as more candid shots. For each photograph, an algorithm I wrote parses through it and would randomly relocate a chosen pixel. 

I wanted to implement photography in my programming work. I was inspired by glitch art; however, glitch art is created by having the artist purposefully break the original photo by editing the photo’s text file. I wanted to steer away from that style and think about how computers could independently create art. Here, the computer is not breaking the original photo but rather rearranging it. I have no control over where the pixels go. Running the algorithm on the same photo will almost never give the same output. Ultimately, questions of authorship, originality, and individuality were key to this project