This article reminded me of the book “The Medium is the Massage.” He predicts how technology eventually becomes an extension of our senses, and it goes along with what Hill is saying. I remember before my parents even had cellphones. I even remember my first Motorola cellphone when I was in South Korea. I remember the crappy family computer we had before see the APPLE we have now in schools. It’s been such a blur I have become so used to what is available today that anything that isn’t touch screen to me has become so last decade.
I found it fascinating how computers were unable to catch errors originally. I mean now we have autocorrect. I think the most interesting thing about all of this is that we fail to realize that as technology enhances, it really does become more of an intelligence. However we are still treating it as an object, just a machine. I don’t mean to get sci-fi about this but it’s quite probable that if a computer can be programmed to think and catch errors as well as make decisions on its on, then it could very well have a consciousness. I wonder what Hill would think then of Error. I wonder if machines in the future might get carried away and think that humanity is the error. Help! haha
I think Glitch art has power. I think it in a way it is the beginning of a revolution in technology. Glitch Theory/Art instills an awareness about the system and today’s current technologies.Society is so numb to technology only viewing it as a tool, or as part of themselves, but not realizing that perhaps it isn’t we who have the power, but the technology itself. Errors have definitely made us more aware of the technology around us.