Broken GIFs are the Web’s most creepy and compelling art form

I discovered my favorite new thing in a tiny corner of Reddit recently: a collection of broken GIFs. There’s a surprising active subreddit with 36,000 users that’s described as a home for “gifs that are creepily broken.” It doesn’t matter if they’re real or intentional, they’re a fun exploration of glitch art in moving form. By Reddit user ‘Jolivio‘ Users who aren’t so tech-savvy can request a GIF be broken for them or can learn for themselves with a detailed tutorial on “datamoshing.” That’s the process of modifying the source video to break it. Traditional glitch art is created by directly modifying the hexadecimal code that…

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