June 25th: Digital Technology

read:

blog prompt:

What about digital technology makes it a unique tool/medium in human history?


creative activity (post to blog):

view this video about Glitch art:

Complete the Digital Technology chapter’s “unit exercise”:

  1.  Find an image using Google search and download it
  2. Change the file name of the extension from .png or .jpg to .txt
  3.  Open the new file and observe the arrangement of alphanumeric symbols. This is code for the browser to display pixels in a frame.
  4. Change some of this code. Search and replace one letter or number. But don’t change too much or you might break the image!
  5. Change the file back to its original extension – .png or .jpg
  6. Open the file and observe the changes to the image when its underlying code is altered.

 

 

 

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