Glitch 3 (above): This shows magnitude and phase of what I seem to recall is a synthetic signal; for fun this is colorized with an art-deco inspired color scheme.
Sebastian Schaetz shared this art on soundbarrier.io
As a computer scientists working on image processing algorithms I know about the frustrating process of hunting bugs on massively-parallel architectures like GPUs. Sometimes those bugs can produce completely incorrect images or sequences of images but with a certain aesthetic appeal.
The art world, with its superior ability to name things (compared to computer science), calls these accidents “Glitch Art”.
I have long maintained a directory on my computer called glitch – a place where I capture the moments when my frantic and frustrated debugging yields not the result that I am after but something else, something surprising or pleasant or something that represents my state of mind: confused chaos. Here are a few of my favorite captures from that directory: