Deconstruction for Glitch as Destination

by León De la Rosa Carrillo

  • Glitch as Destination
  • This image was produced by Google Maps when queering for directions from point A to point B on 7.19.2012:
  • It is unknown why the the route was displayed as a glitch.
  • It was further glitched by randomly, and increasingly inserting the phrase [GLITCH_AS_DESTINATION] into their alphanumeric values:

    Click to download a PDF with the intervened alphanumeric values.

    Click to download a PDF with the intervened alphanumeric values.

    Click to download a PDF with the intervened alphanumeric values.

    Click to download a PDF with the intervened alphanumeric values.

  • An animated GIF was created to serve as centerpiece:

    Centerpiece for the Glitch as Destination portrait

  • A PDF file containing the intervened alphanumeric values of the images above was then converted into image files.
  • The alphanumeric values for these images were themselves intervened by substituting specific characters with the word [Destination]:
  • The resulting images were then mixed in with the original files in order to create an animated GIF that served as the background:

    Background for the Glitch as Destination portrait

Suggested follow up questions:

  • Is all mapping subjected to human [or otherwise] error?
  • Are all maps specifically designed for a specific purpose?
  • Is mapping an end [a destination] in itself?
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