Glitch && Human/Computer Interaction

What are some of the key distinctions the author is making about glitch art?

  • For me, the most powerful statement provided by the author about Glitch art is that we can understand it as a study of the dialog between us (humans) and machines, how we relate to logical systems, and an exploration on what happens in the breakdown between human thought and computer logic.

Are there cultural or technical reasons why you feel giving up control of the final output is important to these artists? And are there reasons you would or would not want to do this in your own work?

  • As the author points out, artists give up (or share) control of the final output with the machine in a way to confront logical systems and challenge the human mind. I feel very interested in integrating sonification to my practice, I never thought that I could transform visual data using audio tools. The possibilities that Generative art and Algorithm art open for artists and media makers are particularly exciting for me to start learning through the IMA program.