An IT Perspective: The Soul in the Machine
Glitch artists turn technology failures into commentary.
“If cyber-punk were to manifest itself as a cyber-aesthetic, it might look something like Glitch Art: creations that turn the most common technological malfunctions — hisses and buzzes and pixellations — into something newly foreign. And, then, something newly familiar. The fractured system, rendered as expression.
Our (The Atlantic’s) video colleagues called our attention to a short documentary depicting the rise of glitch, and we found it fascinating.”
To read the full article and watch the video, visit The Soul in the Machine: Glitch Artists Turn Tech Failures Into Commentary.
Editor’s note: The original article was posted 8/14/2012 on www.theatlantic.com.