Reading Assignments 4/7 /2016

           Spoil alert: I found theses articles a little tough to read, only because I must have a reading level capacity that of an 8th grader:P
          In Rosa Menkan’s “Glitch Studies Manifesto,” I found her idea of digital “noise” interesting. She took something that would universally be considered a flaw,  and viewed it as a tool with many possibilities for creativity. She described glitch as a way of destroying. I experience the glitch as a wonderful interruption that shifts an object away from its ordinary form and discourse, towards the ruins of destroyed meaning. (p 340.)
For me glitch isn’t that at all. I see glitch as a way of reinventing; stripping the binary construct of how art is perceived in society.
           In Slavoj Zizek’s article, “The Subversive Use of Theory,” I found his approach a bit all over the place, and it honestly sounded like a rant. It was a little difficult for me to really soak in his points/analogies. What I think  he is expressing is the importance of asking the tougher questions. When something happens instead of sending in experts to figure out “how” this happened, Zizek wants us to ask “why” this happened in the first place. At the same time he emphasizes we should instill this desire of wanting to be more aware of what is happening around us. 
            Lastly Mark Nune’s, “Error, Noise, and Potential: The outside of Purpose.” I thought it was very powerful what he had to say about communications and control. When something has an error, noise, or “glitches,” it throws people off because it stems from this failure to control. He also talks about the evolution of systematic control and how it continues to build upon each other as society progresses (especially in technology.) He also expresses how errors serves a purpose, however this is something I think we should discuss as a class as a whole because I couldn’t quite grasp what this article meant.


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