Hi! I’m Jeff!

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Hi! I’m Jeff Donaldson and I’ll be blogging here about music and art on Mondays and Tuesdays. I started here at Adafruit this past January and am excited to be involved with such an excellent company full of creative people!

If you’re a chiptune fan or a circuit bender you might be familiar with my notendo work. In 2001, I helped pioneer the practice of preparing video game systems to intentionally short circuit, creating generative video and digital collage from game data. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to perform at some legendary events, work with amazing musicians like Anamanaguchi and help establish my practice as a new art form that now falls under the umbrella label of “glitch art.”

Jeff Donalson Textile

Since 2007 I’ve been pursuing textile design. If you’re in NYC, you can see my data knit textile on display until October 14 at Microscope Gallery – or – you can pick up one of my scarves here at Adafruit!

Catch me on twitter or tumblr and follow Glitchaus on facebook for more!


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