Distortion is a process when something like an image is altered in a certain way which causes it's visual clarity to be hindered. Distortion is sometimes used in the media industry to hide a person's face which therefore makes it very difficult to identify someone. Distortion is often used on news channels when interviewees want to speak out about something but remain anonymous, the visual distortion of the face as well as the distortion of the voice ensures the interviewee remains anonymous.
The second concept I will be utilizing in my project is that of decryption. decryption is the process of revealing encrypted data, decryption is normally done using a password or key which when inputted correctly causes the hidden data to be revealed. My idea for a project is to present the audience with a distorted image or piece of information and its the role of the audience to interact with either physical objects linked to the installation or to interact with virtual objects on the screen. The user is required to put the objects in a particular order or interact with the objects in a particular sequence to decrypt the distorted image. The objects being interacted with would be something significant to digital media for example one idea is to use storage devices such as a floppy disk, memory stick and hard drive. I may present the user with a direct question which will aid them in solving the puzzle or another idea would be to instead leave it to the user to decide whether they are supposed to put the objects in order of storage capacity or order of introduction.
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