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The “tools” section of media artist Karl Klomp’s website documents an impressive amount of bent, hacked and homebrew hardware for video manipulation. Devices such as the Failter (seen above)series go through a number of incarnations while Karl experiments with different hardware and uncovers its glitch-ability. The retro-simple feel of the enclosures give give it all a nicely ‘scientific’ almost medical feel. Be sure to check out his device gallery/ project list for more examples. Thanks to Becky for pointing this one out!


Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • Jess

    Reminds me of watching the books of Myst. :)

  • Chris W

    I’ve spent a lot of time as a TV broadcast engineer over the last thirty-five years trying to correct video distortion. Silly me.