Is glitch art the “soul in the machine”?
Glitches are the frustrating byproduct of technology gone awry. Wildly scrambled images, frozen blue screens, and garbled sounds signify moments where we want to throw our expensive computer products out the window. Many artists and programmers, however, have embraced these crisis moments and discovered beauty in the glitch. By hacking familiar systems, they intentionally cause glitches, and manipulate them to create art. Enjoying the aesthetics of technological mistakes defies the notion that technology and entertainment has to be a seamless experience. Most importantly, glitch artists reveal a certain soulfulness that emerges when complex streams of information, visual media, and our own lives converge in the chaos of the glitch.
Phillip Stearns http://phillipstearns.wordpress.com/
Scott Fitzgerald http://www.ennuigo.com/
Anton Marini http://vade.info/
Daniel Temkin http://danieltemkin.com/
Full art and music credits at: http://youtu.be/gr0yiOyvas4
Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com
Glitch Art feature on PBS?!?! Was asked to do an interview for this and am pleased at the outcome. Check it out!