Don't you hate it when either your television appears all fuzzy and glitchy? Or when your computer has a malfunction? Well I have recently discovered what the itch is about the art of glitch. In the last 10 years Glitch art has started to become popular all over America! It is where you take a digital file and distort the data or code in a way that manipulates the file to make it look like it is glitching on purpose. By controlling the way the file is altered, you create a visually interesting appeal as can be seen in the picture to the right. It usually consists of pixelated and of a wide variety of vivid, almost psychedelic-like colors. Glitch art can either be moving or static. Many designers and artists are starting to either replicate these happy accidents in either Photoshop or it can also be done in TextEdit. A lot of great examples can also be found on Tumblr.
As it can be seen, glitch art is not like your normal media. Today in magazines, photos are in high definition and altered in a different way so that the models (mostly women) are slimmed down, tanner, and longer hair; what is deemed to be attractive in today's society. Glitch art shows people that photos do not always need to appear "attractive" and is displayed in a new light where it can be thought of as beautiful and considered to be art. If you open your eyes and look around, you can see true glitches on a daily basis. This video below explains what glitch is, how you can make a glitch, and why it is considered to be art. Enjoy!