Carlos Antonio Piñón

artist, writer, performer


Robot w/ Pigtails (Inktober Doodle)

Robot w/ Pigtails (Inktober Doodle). 2016. Pen on paper.

In October 2016, I took a particularly boring class (that I later dropped anyway.) As the weeks piled on, I keep doodling on the same page until you couldn't see the notes I scribbled anymore. Shapes started to form and suddenly it just clicked on my brain that it all sort of looked like a robot with pigtails.

Later, I was interested in seeing how that drawing would fair going through the process of databending sonification. This is the result:

Robot w/ Pigtails (Inktober Doodle)

Robot w/ Pigtails (Glitched). 2016. Databending Glitch Image.

My friend, Andy Shoop, ended up choosing this version for his album art for his chiptune music. Check it out below:


Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is an artist and writer examining how people interact with words and language. His main interests include nonfiction essays, artists' books, and databending sonification. Carlos holds an BFA with an Emphasis in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago.