[Video Link] The latest installment of the “Off Book” series from PBS Digital Studios is now live. The newest video takes a look at Glitch Art -- how unintentional digital mishaps can become, in the hands of some artists, things of beauty.
Glitch art can be thought of as looking at the very soul of a machine. Modern day consumer electronics are marketed with an expectation of perfection. And yet it’s inevitable that there will be mistakes and unexpected results when so much data comes crashing together. Digital artists working today see beauty in the unexpected and work hard to recreate this unique experience through stills, installations and live events.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects