Creative Coding: Granularities

Granularities is a visual effects application that takes image data and reassembles it with larger grains of sampled data for creative manipulation.


Similar to how something like a distortion effect affects an audio signal – degrading and downsampling the signal for novel and creative output, this takes an image and downsamples the data toward a progressive and measured output.

Pixelation is nothing new and hardly anything to write home about but what this proves to be is a much more refined exploration into modular graphics and gestalt theory.


As you reduce and reduce the image in form and colour it transforms into something else until the original transmission is lost and something else entirely new and abstract is left in its place, although technically the same data is still very much present.