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The Art of Glitch | Off Book | PBS

Glitches are the frustrating byproduct of technology gone awry. Wildly scrambled images, frozen blue screens, and garbled sounds signify moments where we want to throw our expensive computer products out the window. Many artists and programmers, however, have embraced these crisis moments and discovered beauty in the glitch. By hacking familiar systems, they intentionally cause glitches, and manipulate them to create art. Enjoying the aesthetics of technological mistakes defies the notion that technology and entertainment has to be a seamless experience. Most importantly, glitch artists reveal a certain soulfulness that emerges when complex streams of information, visual media, and our own lives converge in the chaos of the glitch. Featuring: Phillip Stearns http://yearoftheglitch.tumblr.com/ Scott Fitzgerald http://www.ennuigo.com/ Anton Marini http://vade.info/ Daniel Temkin http://danieltemkin.com/ Additional artists featured: Antonio Roberts and Jeff Donaldson: http://vimeo.com/groups/glitchsafari Gustavo Fajardo: http://www.scoop.it/t/animated-gifs-by-g1ft3d Music: Henrik Jose: http://soundcloud.com/henrikjose Professor Kliq: http://soundcloud.com/professorkliq Shards: http://soundcloud.com/shards Yusuki Tsutsumi: http://soundcloud.com/yusuke-tsutsumi More Off Book: Our last video on the amazing Worlds of Viral Video: http://youtu.be/eWTx-NDCwSk We took a look at The Art of Logo Design: http://youtu.be/x3jTSB2ez-g A meditation on slow-motion, time-lapse, photo micrography, and astrophotography: http://youtu.be/nWX4O7K5pyA A sweet piece on The Evolution of 8-Bit Art: http://youtu.be/xYL1DsY8GMI Our short documentary on The Culture of Reddit: http://youtu.be/fXGs_7Yted8 Follow Off Book: Twitter: @pbsoffbook Tumblr: http://pbsarts.tumblr.com/ Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com
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