Compression artifacts may intentionally be used as a visual style, sometimes known as glitch art. In still images, an example is Jpegs, by German photographer Thomas Ruff, which intentionally uses JPEG artifacts.

In video art, one technique is datamoshing – mixing two videos sources, or exploiting the way different video codecs process motion and color information. The technique was pioneered by artists Sven König, Takeshi Murata and Paul B. Davis in collaboration with an American art collective called Paperrad.


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