Satromizer started as a Adobe After Effects 3.0 plugin written by Ben Syverson as a response to Jon Satrom’s video KOLOBOKZ. About a year ago Ben and Jon Satrom joined forces and released the Satromizer for the iPhone. The duo has just announced Satromizer OS, the new version of Satromizer for the iPad. Taking the concept of glitch further, the new Satromizer OS will include a bug game, a glitchy word processor, a desktop drum machine and an MP3 sample corruptor, all of this in addition to the standard features of Satromizer. Each of the modes explore the notion of glitch in a slightly different way, utilising iOS features and providing an alternative interface to manipulate media on your device (see video below).
When asked to participate in the Funware Exhibition curated by Olga Goriunova at MU, Eindhoven, NL, 2010, and Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, DE, 2011; Satrom and Syverson struggled with the imagery to install on the device to allow gallery viewers to Satromize. The two playfully gravitated towards inventing an alternative operating system built atop the Satromizer. Satromizer OS (or sOS) is positioned as a productivity and entertainment platform for glitch art.
In sOS, Satromizing is more than just mere file corruption, it’s a foundational building block that can be integrated into any app. From sliders to scalers; from loaders to pre-loaders, the Satromizer building blocks are unmistakeable in Satromizer OS. Nearly everything you touch glitches before your eyes!
Previously on CAN: Satromizer [iPhone]