Following up on my previous post, I have revisited early compositions posted on this blog and recombined with other images. A basic principle of Mass Media is that as new forms of media arise they will take the content of previous media and make it their own. The Medieval Mystery plays took the content of the Bible and folklore to generate a new experience for their audience. Shakespeare drew from many sources to compose his plays. As Mass media technology progresses, it becomes capable of consuming other forms of media and turning it into content. Illustrations become the content of books and newspapers. Eventually photographs follow this pattern and are turned into content other forms of print. The collage and photo collage is another example of this principle, whether it is done hands on or by way of digital manipulation.
Each one of these images, in this someway, feeds on another in the sequence – creating a mix of mass media visual metamorphosis.
An interesting musical interpretation of the mass media principle can be found i the work of Postmodern Jukebox . Taking contemporary hits and then doing musical arrangements based on different eras of pop music , creates a cross media content and form. It alters/modifies the message of music and lyrics by placing both within the context of a different time period and culture.
Another interesting development of the media principle is the process of glitch art. One means of creating glitch art is to open an image file in audio editing software. After editing the file, it will be reopened as a image file. The digital information (message) that comprises the image has been treated as audio information and reinterpreted . One could also play the image file as an audio file; you hear the image.
If anyone, has any experience using these methods, pass on links and provide some background on your use of the process. I have managed to open an image file as an audio file, but have not satisfactorily returned it to an image file