Exquisite Errors
Exquisite Errors
CEP
BCO
PBTG
CTC
LDO-II
DDSO-II
DDSO-I
CO-NOS
LDO-I
TECS

007.01 Toothed Edge Component System (TECS)

Diagnostic criteria for 007.01 Toothed Edge Component System (TECS)

a. At first glance the image is dominated by long, vertical blocks, with toothed edges across the top of the standing blocks. The toothed edges (or saw teeth) always point to the right, and sometimes show a gradual slope.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least thirty-four (34) milliseconds.
c. The image contains a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of eight (8) visible toothed edges, which, in most cases, start directly from the left upper edge of a standing block.
d. The characteristic toothed edge (or saw tooth) occupies a minimum of 3% to a maximum of 31% on the top of the entire image. However, in one case, a surface of 88% was observed.
e. The long, standing (or vertical) blocks in the image contain a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of fifty-eight (58) distinctive colors. Remarkably, the color white often functions as a separation between the standing blocks.
f. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
g. Toothed Edge Component System (TECS) is a rare type.

001.01 Linear Decryption Order-type I (LDO-I)

Diagnostic criteria for 001.01 Linear Decryption Order-type I (LDO-I)

a. At first glance, the image is dominated by regular vertical lines or stripes, similar to a laser beam.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least fifty-one (51) milliseconds.
c. The image contains a minimum of twenty-nine (29) and a maximum of three hundred and seventy-eight (378) visible lines or stripes.
d. The vertical lines in the image contain a minimum of fifteen (15) and a maximum of one hundred and sixty-one (161) distinctive colors.
e. The distortion or disruption at the top of the image consists of at least 0.9% and at most 7.8% of the height of the image.
f. The distortion or disruption at the top edge of the image consists of horizontal lines which vary between 11% and 88% of the colors mentioned in d. Those horizontal lines at the top of the image create a hard cut across the vertical lines, forming blocks.
g. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
h. Linear Decryption Order—type I (LDO–I) is a very common type.

004.01 Codec Order-Not Otherwise Specified (CO-NOS)

Diagnostic criteria for 004.01 Codec Order-Not Otherwise Specified (CO-NOS)

a. At first glance the image is dominated by chaos.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least thirty (30) milliseconds.
c. Neither solid forms, recurring lines or blocks, nor stripes and patterns are found. In some cases, a portion of the original, undamaged image remains recognizable.
d. The image contains a minimum of four thousand and ninety-six (4096) and a maximum of sixteen million seven hundred and seventy-seven thousand and two hundred and sixteen (16,777,216) distinctive colors.
e. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, tertiary or intermediate colors.
f. Codec Order—Not Otherwise Specified (CO–NOS) is a very common type.

003.01 Digital Data Stream Order-type I (DDSO-I)

Diagnostic criteria for 003.01 Digital Data Stream Order-type I (DDSO-I)

a. At first glance the image is dominated by oblique clouds with a sense of smoke or lava, always streaming from the bottom-right to the top-left corner (or from the top-left to the bottom-right corner) of the image. Once started at the bottom (or top) of the image the distinctive waves do not necessarily have to end or finish at the top (or bottom) of the image. Along the way up (or down), the wave can be interrupted.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least fifty-one (51) milliseconds.
c. The image contains a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of twenty-three (23) distinctive streams which are interconnected by similar colors and/or colors from the same range.
d. The oblique stream in the image can contain a minimum of four (4), up to a maximum of sixty-one (61) distinctive colors.
e. The distinctive streams are interconnected by soft-edged shapes, like that of a pastel painting.
f. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
g. Digital Data Stream Order—type I (DDSO–I) is an uncommon type.

003.02 Digital Data Stream Order-type II (DDSO-II)

Diagnostic criteria for 003.02 Digital Data Stream Order-type II (DDSO-II)

a. At first glance the image is dominated by oblique clouds with a sense of smoke or lava, always streaming from the bottom-right to the top-left corner (or from the top-left to the bottom-right corner) of the image. Once started at the bottom (or top) of the image the distinctive waves do not necessarily have to end or finish at the top (or bottom) of the image. Along the way up (or down), the wave can be interrupted.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least fifty-one (51) milliseconds.
c. The image contains a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of twenty-three (23) distinctive streams which are interconnected by similar colors and/or colors from the same range.
d. The oblique stream in the image can contain a minimum of four (4) up to a maximum of sixty-one (61) distinctive colors.
e. The distinctive streams are interconnected by hard, squared shapes, forming a digitized stream of cubes.
f. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
g. Digital Data Stream Order—type II (DDSO–II) is an uncommon type.

001.02 Linear Decryption Order-type II (LDO-II)

Diagnostic criteria for 001.02 Linear Decryption Order-type II (LDO-II)

a. At first glance the image is dominated by regular vertical lines or stripes, similar to a laser beam.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least fifty-one (51) milliseconds.
c. The image contains a minimum of twenty-one (21) and a maximum of three hundred and sixty-four (364) visible lines or stripes.
d. The vertical lines in the image contain a minimum of forty-one (41) and a maximum of one hundred and fifty-nine (159) distinctive colors.
e. The distortion or disruption at the top of the image consists of at least 0.9% and at most 8.0% of the height of the entire image.
f. The distortion or disruption at the top edge of the image consists of horizontal lines which vary between 26% and 75% of the colors mentioned in d. After further examination it is remarkable that the top of the image consists of a beginning of a stream, which is to be found in all types of Digital Data Stream Order (Digital Data Stream Order—type I (DDSO–I), Digital Data Stream Order—type II (DDSO–II) and Digital Data Stream Order—type III (DDSO–III)).
g. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
h. Linear Decryption Order—type II (LDO–II) is a common type.

005.01 Codec Transition Conformity (CTC)

Diagnostic criteria for 005.01 Codec Transition Conformity (CTC)

a. At first glance, the image consists of a transition in color, from left to right, or from right to left. In most cases, there is a gradient from one color to the same darker (or lighter) color.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least sixty (60) milliseconds.
c. Even though it seems there are very few lines, or none at all, still several vertical lines or colored stripes can be distinguished. The image contains a minimum of thirty-three (33) and a maximum of one hundred and seventyeight (178) visible lines or stripes.
d. The vertical lines in the image contain a minimum of fifteen (15) and a maximum of one hundred and sixty-one (161) distinctive colors. Remarkably the color green is commonly represented.
e. The distortion or disruption at the top of the image consists of horizontal lines and blocks which vary between 11% and 98% with the colors mentioned in d. The same distortion or disruption can be found in Linear Decryption Order—type I (LDO–I). In rare cases this distortion also exists as a transition from one color to another.
f. The distortion or disruption at the top of the image consists of at least 0.9% and at most 3.1% of the height of the image.
g. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
h. Codec Transition Conformity (CTC) is a rare type.

013.02 Pixel Glow and Blurred Target Gain (PGBTG-II)

Diagnostic criteria for 013.02 Pixel Glow and Blurred Target Gain-type II (PGBTG-II)

a. At first glance the image looks like woolly, fluffy, colorful clouds, similar to cotton candy. The image contains softly glowing, blurry and, in almost all cases, colored shapes that blend together without the emergence of recognizable shapes or forms.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least seventy-six (76) milliseconds.
c. The blurry shapes are often interconnected by similar colors and shades from the same range, and by way of their form, creating an indescribable soft and blurry shape. The image contains a minimum of fifty-four (54) and a maximum of seventy-one (71) distinctive blurry shapes.
d. The blurry shapes in the image contain a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of sixteen (16) distinctive colors. The colors usually observed are shades of green, blue, red, pink, orange, yellow, white and black. There are monochromatic areas to be observed, never exceeding 45% of the entire image.
e. The image often contains a black border on, one (1) or two (2) sides of the entire image. Remarkably, the border will never appear on three (3) or four (4) sides of the image.
f. The observed colors in this type are between cloudy and gloomy, and brilliant and luminous. Visible colors may consist of primary or secondary colors.
g. Pixel Glow and Blurred Target Gain—type II (PGBTG–II) is a rare type.

002.01 Bipolar Codec Order (BCO)

Diagnostic criteria for 002.01 Bipolar Codec Order (BCO)

a. At first glance the image is comparable to a line of trees, or a burning building or skyscraper. The image appears to contain oblique streams similar to smoke or lava, always streaming from the top-left to bottom-right, though never quite reaching the bottom of the image. The bottoms of the streams are connected to the tops of the vertical lines or stripes.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least fifty-nine (59) milliseconds.
c. The image contains a minimum of twenty-one (21) and a maximum of three hundred and forty-six (346) visible lines or stripes, and a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of twenty-three (23) distinctive streams which are interconnected by similar colors and colors from the same range.
d. The vertical lines in the image contain a minimum of forty-one (41) and a maximum of one hundred and fifty-nine (159) distinctive colors. However, the oblique stream in the image contains a minimum of twelve (12) and a maximum of two hundred and fifty-one (251) distinctive colors.
e. Bipolar Codec Order (BCO) is always a combination of respectively Linear Decryption Ordertype I (LDO–I) or Linear Decryption Order—type II (LDO–II) and Digital Data Stream Order—type I (DDSO–I), Digital Data Stream Order—type II (DDSO–II) and Digital Data Stream Order—type III (DDSO–III).
f. Bipolar Codec Orders (BCO) must contain at least 2% of vertical lines or stripes at the bottom edge of the image. The distinctive streams originate from the top of the vertical lines or stripes.
g. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
h. Bipolar Codec Order (BCO) is a common type.

009.01 Complex Extent Pattern-type I (CEP-I)

Diagnostic criteria for 009.01 Complex Extent Pattern-type I (CEP-I)

a. At first glance the image contains rectangular figures, like patches. Those patches consist of blockshaped surfaces that are in some way interconnected to each other. The figures sometimes merge into undefinable forms, though they still consist mainly of right angles.
b. The image emerges, according to the established order, on a display (TV screen, monitor, etc.) which is connected to a receiver, DVDplayer, media streaming device or media player on a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, at an undesirable moment within a time frame of at least eleven (11) milliseconds.
c. Patches and block-shaped figures appear at various levels of depth, making some figures appear as though they have been pushed into the background. However, in some cases the image actually looks quite flat.
d. The patches and block shaped figures are interconnected to (or separated by) each other by a soft transition where two colors melt into each other creating a narrow strip or border with fuzzy edges.
e. On closer examination small bumps of indescribable shapes or cubecs will be visible, causing a turbulent image layer relative to the rectangular surfaces. Remarkably, Complex Extent Pattern—type I (CEP–I) contains more cubecs than Complex Extent Pattern—type II (CEP–II).
f. The image contains, excluding the cubecs, a minimum of thirty-three (33) and a maximum of one hundred and one (101) visible patches, undefinable figures or rectangular shapes.
g. The combined patches, undefinable forms and shapes in the image contain a minimum of thirty-seven (37) and a maximum of one hundred and ninety-nine (199) distinctive colors. However, the various separate forms in the image contain a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of twelve (12) distinctive colors.
h. Visible colors may consist of primary, secondary, or tertiary colors.
i. Complex Extent Pattern—type I (CEP–I) is a very common type.

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List of Codec Orders

001.01 Linear Decryption Order—type I (LDO-I)
001.02 Linear Decryption Order—type II (LDO-II)
002.01 Bipolar Codec Order (BCO)
003.01 Digital Data Stream Order—type I (DDSO-I)
003.02 Digital Data Stream Order—type II (DDSO-II)
003.03 Digital Data Stream Order—type III (DDSO-III)
004.01 Codec Order—Not Otherwise Specified (CO-NOS)
005.01 Codec Transition Conformity (CTC)
006.01 Digital Compressed Gray Regulation (DCGR)
007.01 Toothed Edge Component System (TECS)
008.01 Unidentified Ultra Rare Codec Order (UURCO)
009.01 Complex Extent Pattern—type I (CEP-I)
009.02 Complex Extent Pattern—type II (CEP-II)
010.01 Tile-Matching Codec Structure (TMCS)
011.01 Adjacent Diversified Stream Order—type I (ADSO-I)
011.02 Adjacent Diversified Stream Order—type II (ADSO-II)
011.03 Adjacent Diversified Stream Order—type III (ADSO-III)
012.01 Sizeable Convoluted Codec Order (SCCO)
013.01 Pixel Glow and Blurred Target Gain—type I (PGBTG-I)
013.02 Pixel Glow and Blurred Target Gain—type II (PGBTG-I)

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Abnormalities. We live in a world where it has become customary to attach a label to people who deviate from the norm. Since the American DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is also used in the Netherlands, Dutch adults and children who differ from the majority are labelled and classified as patients suffering from ADHD, PDD-NOS, Asperger's, Borderline or Autism/ASD.

Exquisite Errors is about deviating from the norm and the beauty this entails. Barry van der Rijt, visual artist and diagnosed with ADHD, believes that an abnormal brain can lead to something very beautiful. During a period of two years he obsessively collected hundreds of abnormalities in his chosen artistic field of digital film. Inspired by the DSM he created, based on these codec errors, his own classification of disorders, by defining, categorizing and labelling them. However, always avoiding negative labels. Because is it wrong to deviate from the norm?

Details
Book, 288 pages
Concept, text and art: Barry van der Rijt
Lithography: Colour & Books
Foreword: Trudy Dehue (edited by Jos Jansen)
Design: Rob van Hoesel, Carel Fransen
Print: NPN Drukkers
Edition: 500 copies
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection (tecbooks.nl)
International distribution: Idea Books (ideabooks.nl)
Year: 2015

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