This summer I was mainly too ill to go out, but I made the most of the light by copying artworks by other artists I admire. This is a terrible, cack-handed copy of a sketch by Fabrice Morieau, who is a French watercolourist that makes fantastic books. There seems to be very little about him in English though – just books by him.
I then ran the image through Georg Fisher’s Glitch generator, which broke down the image into smaller ‘glitched’ chunks.
I know a few people who might then copy this, but I don’t think you can learn from iterative design processes. You just end up trying to copy a machine, which can do the same work as fast as you, and better than you, without struggling. That is, perhaps, the moral of the John Henry story of American folklore, created by the then-underclass of African American labourers, where the hero beats the machine that lays the train track, but loses his life in the process.