WORM has co-produced a series of sound pieces for an audio installation at the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam. The first three soundpieces are released by WORM as 12-inch on vinyl. Buro Duplex was approached to create the sleeves, so Nick and Arjen teamed up to create a generative design concept. This idea finally twisted into a process that involved feedback loops and mangling digital images.
First we built a scanner (Arduino) that is able to scan 1 pixel. We initially thought to then start scanning stuff by hand, but this resulted in meaningless data. So we then wrote a program in Processing that ‘reads’ an image pixel by pixel and sends it out into specific area on a monitor. This is then scanned by the pixel scanner and placed back onto a grid. This way color interpretations of the scanner, and the delay of the monitor created the right amount of digital feedback errors.
Interestingly, we used black and white ‘source’ images, the colors that came out were actually produced by the scanner, and enhanced in photoshop.