©ucnv 2015

19th Art Division Jury Selections

The Art of PNG Glitch

Documentary, Programming codes

ucnv [Japan]


This artwork displays the entire range of possible glitches in PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files. The word “glitch” refers to defective computer data or a state in which a malfunction occurs but the data can still be accessed. Despite PNG’s 20-year history, the fact that it can be used to produce glitches and other effects was not widely known. The artist published all of his findings on the Internet.