I wanted to use Panoramas to depict my hero's journey into the collective unconscious/psyche/City of Dolor. An abstract, Serial-Experiments-Lain-type trip, and a tough task. I didn't know where to start.
Then I stumbled upon glitch art, specifically the Wordpad Effect.
Examples from my game:
Take an image, save it as a 256-color bitmap, open it in wordpad! Wordpad reads the file as a stream of characters, which it attempts to auto-correct, thus skewing the data. Save, then reopen in an image viewer. Results will vary.
Links:TutorialGlitch Art writeup in Wired
Great for any trippy, hallucinatory, Gainax-y situation, especially confrontations with deities or Wave Existences. Let me know if you make use of this! I'd love to play a glitched out game.
P.S. There are also ways to glitch out music, look up "circuit bending" and "glitch music."
This post has been edited by sartor: May 12 2012, 02:18 PM