48 Hour Project is a print publication that presents the results of exploring and experimenting with editing the data of images through several methods.
Method One: Code Injection
Masaru Emoto experimented with the idea that human consciousness had an effect of the molecular structure of water. Taking that idea and applying it to technology, if I inject positive words into the data of an image, will it result in a more visually pleasing or happier image? If I inject negative would that make the image more sad or aggressive?
Original .jpg format images were converted into bitmap (.bmp) files as I found the initial results to be interesting and quick to process.
Method Two: Find & Replace
Two color images for this method were processed as .jpg 2000 format. Resulting photos using the same find and replace words are placed side-by-side as page spreads to show how the same data changes affected both images.
Method Three: Rearranging & Other Play
Additional experiments included removing data, rearranging chunks of data in the files, and editing the hexidecimal data.