Intro to Glitch
Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Glitch
In this workshop we’ll embrace errors and get glitchy, as we look under the surface of our digital images. Rather than pretending they’re analog (as editing software portrays), we’ll exploit their digital nature by learning what makes them work and how it can be bent to reveal surprising aesthetics.
Requirements: Laptop (Mac/OS X is best) + set of images to play with. This is a beginner course, so anyone can join.
glitch (glch) n.
1. A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a snag: a computer glitch;
a navigational glitch; a glitch in the negotiations.
2. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief,
unwanted surge of electric power.
Ted Davis (b. 1983) is an American artist and designer based in Basel, Switzerland, where he is an interaction design lecturer within the Visual Communication Institute at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design. His own work and teachings focus on design and image making through programming new and newer media, along with embracing the error and glitch while questioning the ideal and mimetic conditions digital media is asked to encompass.
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Cover picture: © copyright @ Riem Ibrahim 2012