Twitter bot creates beautiful art out of glitchy YouTube videos

A Twitter bot is turning random YouTube glitches into a form of art — specifically, ultramodern Monet paintings, or ultra-Monet, if you will. Have you ever watched a YouTube video and noticed an odd grain go across the screen while someone moves? Or, as I refer to it in moments of frustration, the screen goes all “pixel-y?” That’s from “datamoshing,” where missing data in frames causes moving images to turn odd colors and move over each other. It’s a little complicated to explain, but it’s easy to recognize the phenomenon when you see it. The Twitter bot, created by programmer…

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