The G/li%tc*h

Lewis, Luke. “32 Times Video Games Made Absolutely No Sense.” BuzzFeed. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2017.

 

The beauty of the glitch.

Watkins, Hannah. “Adam Ferriss – Pixel Plays.” WGSN Insider. WGSN, 07 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 May 2017.
Laine, Michelle. “Security Check Required.” Pinterest. N.p., 26 Jan. 2016. Web. 10 May 2017.

 

katybourne. Image Untitled. November 1, 2014. Digital Imagery. Flickr. Web. May 2017. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bedouindress/15063967394/in/photolist-oX9LFL-D7RRg-aFbaff-gX4eg6-dpsZUc-dptk2E-dMKrzL-pAh5DE-pvrgUC-cP5ASm-U6A5ZW-7Y2JQa-dptaa9-eNCEy6-dptoyb-dMKrAQ-7NxfTb-dptmMG-dMKrBj-dDjZvm-n7vtWo-fPbFQf-7Y5ZZL-bzND4x-bN2KqR-o31x6u-e2R9iN-bmTNRG-T9NXtG-67d3VG-5UnCDC-7NtgEn-ebziiz-HjZSiv-bB7xWn-7Y2KQM-fadhG9-dCgfqF-qYU43g-pUW5qb-eF7yNh-fNU8Lk-dKXGHv-dptkKc-cVgR5S-e8Wzct-9djdMN-ca2uqh-dpt73B-53rYB4

 

And…the remarkably disturbing nature of a glitch

Surici, “Why Can’t You See Them Anymore”. May 1, 2015. Digital Imagery. Flickr. Web. May 2017. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivy_surici/17308424986/in/photolist-7u31AU-7u31AE-7sUJRk-hYY6rS-hYYQdR-hYY6uY-RFZYL9-MDnkRJ-8NNDQw-snucJs-73E6BZ>

 

Henry Faber, “Glitch Munch, October 28, 2010. Digital Imagery. Flickr. Web. May 2017 .https://www.flickr.com/photos/henryfaber/5124158626/in/photolist-7u31AU-7u31AE-7sUJRk-hYY6rS-hYYQdR-hYY6uY-RFZYL9-MDnkRJ-8NNDQw-snucJs-73E6BZ

 

Check out this link on rather terrifying glitches within video games:

(#27 is rather unfortunate)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/times-video-games-made-absolutely-no-sense?utm_term=.tlPwQbXkr#.pv5aeLQdN

 

Torley, “Remember the day you deleted your last memory of her face?” September 30, 2014. Digital Imagery. Flickr. Web. May 2017. https://www.flickr.com/photos/torley/15384287776/in/photolist-prsuLY-SSpnNs-52ksCr-SFShvr-rdn6m6-sE9WLd-qGcsNG-iY9AFi-DySLpp-bYuesh-63xeL-evcscu-a3xvTT-o4Jbw8-ei6A76-ei6x7F-a8pUT-eqhegc-nrieos-nmWc9C-6DWf9k-aeeRcA-a7XzWj-fsje4t-qs32i8-nMeXXW-rcjyyJ-pvz8pz-5iGD23-aMxqkk-oaxSht-i9Y9Lf-37rrLk-a5mg1e-51NqNC-ooAWZh-dCmCNA-emUjxL-aH2Ngt-bmcxHK-egwuN1-o6cuWr-7dsJof-Jj8SNL-pN6RKJ-qLupXd-sZn5jE-7hSu7G-eFGbun-6a5iQL

 

How about the glitch in the video game?

A glitch is a significant alteration to the reality the video games represents. It is a disruption of the network, and its effects are very much present.

CRB [Youtube user] “10 Insane Glitches that Actually Make Video Games Better”. Jan 31, 2017. 07:00. Youtube. Web. May 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8bCcTjcGP0>

 

Then there are the glitches that occur in real life:

“Glitch in the matrix.” Dump A Day. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2017.

I don’t know about any of you, but where I’m from, there are thousands upon thousands of Ford Escapes EVERYWHERE. Take a five minute drive to the grocery, and you’re bound to see about twenty of them. Glitch in the matrix?

What about when glitches are done on purpose. Does that make them art?

This image of a glitch below sort of resembles one of Jackson Pollock’s paintings!

Ray Weitzenberg. “Glitch”. October 27, 2010. Digital Image. Flickr. Web. May 2017. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightwerk/5121808083/in/photolist-8NAB6V-a41Uex-kPwPb-JAFQdB-3X5hRz-9DSGMx-cSXszh-dDjZRb-e8Drq-3rtFWB-8NABee-9AVYRL-8NDGPE-86Smcu-7mQL1U-sE9WLd-a5pWXK-nyBxCG-8NDGRf-8NDGLw-Sg4Si9-75bbfW-5655Kq-4rbBYZ-8P9WQh-9LV8YX-4BAJsG-5iH2h3-nM1fNu-4wiTtE-oX9LFL-D7RRg-aFbaff-gX4eg6-dpsZUc-dptk2E-dMKrzL-pAh5DE-pvrgUC-cP5ASm-U6A5ZW-7Y2JQa-dptaa9-eNCEy6-dptoyb-dMKrAQ-7NxfTb-dptmMG-dMKrBj-dDjZvm>

Glitches only speak to the malleability of reality, or at least the malleability of the reality represented in images and alternate, digital worlds. Are they still representing reality in a truthful manner, these images that are erroneous? Or was that ever their goal?

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