Deconstruction for Glitch as Tension

  • Glitch as Tension
  • This image was grabbed from the ‘Most Visited’ tab in a Chrome internet browser on 7.19.12:                                                                                       
  • It is a glitched rendering of the website http://www.chase.com, used on a regular basis to conduct online banking. It is unknown why it was rendered as a glitch.
  • It has been further glitched by randomly (and increasingly) inserting the phrase [GLITCH_AS_TENSION] into its 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 the centerpiece:

    Centerpiece for the Glitch as Tension 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 [TENSION]:
  • 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 Tension portrait

Suggested follow up question:

  • Why was an image that references a banking institution used as the centerpiece for a portrait on the Glitch as Tension?
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