Digital Archeology

Philipp Thier


The Het Nieuwe Instituut archive provided the MIARD course with files they have stored from the architecture firm MVRDV. This project uses the “Metacity Datatown” files and analyzes its data to bring new information to the surface. By applying visual filters, methods of extracting metadata and by looking at the fine names, the project speculates and points out information about the creation of the files and background information about them. By looking at digital images from a data perspective the project then evolves into altering images by using audio software and applying audio filters before converting them back into an image, a process called “data bending” and “glitch art”.

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