The wonderful Glitch Wizard

A Halifax-made app you're going to want to download

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Glitch Wizard at work
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Have you ever thought about how much your iPhone kind of feels like a phaser? Halifax programmer Allan Lavell has. And between imagining casting spells with his device and being really into glitch art he’s created a new app that’ll give you magic power when it comes to your photos. Lavell’s company with fellow programmer Connor Bell, ThinkRad, launches Glitch Wizard—just one of two glitch-art apps available for iPhone—Tuesday via the iTunes store.

But this isn’t your typical filter. “Its not the kind of app that’s going to make your girlfriend look hotter, or your moments look nicer,” says Lavell, laughing. “I’m hoping it’ll serve as a nice introduction to glitch art for people.” On top of warping, twisting and bringing out the secrets in your boring old photos, Glitch Wizard will also grant you the ability to them into animated GIFs (!!!), and then the ability to show them off all over your social networks.

Though you can’t get your thumbs on Glitch Wizard until next week, ThinkRad’ll be celebrating its arrival this Saturday at 8pm at Volta Labs (5415 Spring Garden Road), where you’ll be able to check out a teaser trailer for the app, drink beer, take in the stylings of PINEO and capture loads of memories you can glitch the shit out of later.

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