Glitch arts practices began, not too long ago, as a creative pursuit of the error: artists worked tirelessly to repurpose physical hardware and digital software in order to distort, damage, and ultimately recontextualise visual media. Since then, the genre has had a very interesting journey. As specific tools evolved to give practitioners greater control over the glitching process, philosophical questions regarding the very validity of the term ‘glitch,’ as it is used in this context arose: surely the more deliberate the process becomes, the less the product can be called an error. Eventually, glitching tools have come to be so simplified, that folx (an inclusive version of the word folks) without any formal creative experience can use them to create visual art. Filters on social media are a prime example of this and have given rise to what is dubbed ‘glitch aesthetics’. The visual qualities of glitched media are created without pursuing a glitching process. Glitch aesthetics have been used in some highly creative ways, and a recent trend seems to be the pursuit of…
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