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I decided to make this piece from multiple clips from tracks of music and vocals from some of my favorite movies. I decided to chose my favorite bay area rap Andre Nickatina and used his songs to make a very short and amateur type song sequence. I also decided to use vocals from the movie “Dirty Harry”, due to it being one of my dads favorite movies that I watched many times growing up as a child. I overlapped the vocals over the musical tracks and took snip its from the movie “Snatch” as well.

Project Write up: 

For my group’s glitch music project we will be focusing on controversial political and environmental issues that the United States and the rest of the world are currently dealing with. Seems in today’s modern times that America has split apart in terms of political views more than ever. The split is between the polar opposite views of Americans whether they represent the Republican or liberal side. America is split more than ever recently and our group wants to address these issues to the public using glitched media as our port.
The thing is media outlets do tend to bring up these issues frequently but people do not tend to listen to the information at hand due to the bland advertising of the information to the viewer. We want to grab the viewer attention in a fun and unique way so that they actually pay attention to the information being broadcasted to them and retaining that information. The problem today is people are not drawn into these political land environmental issues and that’s where our glitched media content comes into play. We want to be heard by the majority of America by grabbing their attention with our glitches so certain topics are not just swept under the rug.
The ideas that we will be putting into our story in mood boards will be presidential speeches and also any type of political event that the current president, for example, Donald Trump would say about his political views on subjects that are racially and environmentally sensitive. We will then compare an additional video of the previous president of the United States Barack Obama touching upon the same subject yet disagreeing. This is significant because we want to show to the viewer the message of how divided we are as a country at this moment in history. We also want to touch upon other political views and his past presidential thoughts for example on the global warming crisis from Al Gore. This also can be exemplified through talking about the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer and how each side whether conservative or liberal ideologies are on that subject. Maybe their thoughts are more similar than one might think? Giving the message of how we as a country should not let certain issues come in between friendships.
The point and message of our glitch video and glitched audio have to with bringing to light the controversial political topics about economics in America, Global warming and racial sensitive topics at hand that affects every American life. I believe that a lot of people nowadays have an abundance of ideas and thoughts in the formation of videos and music pertaining to this topic but what I feel is missing is the uniqueness to those works that needs to catch the audience attend so that they actually pay attention to the message/add that they are viewing.
I feel as if we glitch our work that has messages embed with meaning those messages will stick out to the audience and they will be more likely to notice and remember the topic due to the glitch catching their attention. This is significant because our message we are referring to will pop out to them because of the glitch. Other topics that we will be touching upon in our presentation will be natural disasters that are happening worldwide and how that affects their lives. An additional glitch in our music is we are trying to give the people who do not necessarily have a voice or the new technology to have their voices heard.
The videos and audio tracks we will be glitching will relay a message that will get across to our audience and many political and environmental issues are going to come to the surface so that as a community and try to resolve these issues at hand. Our glitched will more than likely draw the users in due to the abnormality of our work compared to other messages being conveyed in society.
We will be taking videos that we find that out the Internet from sources such as YouTube and Google, will be searching for videos that have controversial issues that are come from our United States presidents present or past. We also will be looking at other past political candidates such as Al Gore on their ideas of environmental global warming issues and political issues at hand address peoples races and economic status.
We also are finding songs that we will be able to incorporate into our videos such as EDM which stands for electronic dance music and other techno type songs and compare them and glitch them together with the music to make them sound exotic. We will do this with examples from our current president Donald Trump, for example, Trump saying make America great again right before the beat drops would be an interesting beat drop to draw in the viewer to listen in more to listen to the message we are trying to convey to our audience. An additional idea that I had for something to compare is to look at hip-hop music from the 90s and compare that to modern day hip-hop and how it has changed and maybe glitch the two together in to see if there’s any common political interest at hand. We can then address these issues that need to be changed and see if those political interests like race and economic status in America have changed from the 90s to today’s America average household economic status. An example of this would be taking music from the 90s such as the genre of hip-hop and compare the hip-hop of today so when we’re talking about a president that is from the 90s and with a clip of them talking we can have the music from that era playing. We also will have the modern day present talking like Trump, for example, can have hip-hop from today’s ask them that would be the similar traits that pertain to the messages from the music of the past. What I believe that I will get out of this for myself is that my eyes will be open to political issues and economic issues that are in crisis worldwide. Also, I want to make other universities University aware of these issues at hand in America and we can make a change in today’s cruel world.
As for the visuals, we will be finding pictures that have a strong meaning behind them that relate to our message of making economic and political issues that are controversial in society to the surface. We will be also finding videos that have political candidates speaking to an audience about this issues, but this time instead of the audience in the crowd receiving the message from the president it will be actually directed to the person behind the earbuds. My task for the group project will be selecting the individual videos that pertain to modern times political and economic controversies diving the American people apart. I believe that this work will be beneficial to society by shedding light on issues that need to be addressed in America and we will be doing this by grabbing the attention of viewer with our glitched work.








Week 5 reading response:

In the Nunes article, I found when Nunes brought up Beniger thoughts on error in effect of purposing as a corrective tool. He spoke about how when errors receive negative feedback and the signals from the specific goal at hand are restricted to go beinhd its predetermined outcome. When Beniger said, “Control, then, must account for deviation in order to correct it and contain it within a program or system. This approach to error correction and purposive control, of course, need not be limited to artillery shells and moving objects”. I found this interesting because I never thought of errors playing the role of keeping signals in order in a system to keep the system functioning correctly. In the Krapp article, I found that when Krapp was speaking about oversimplifying an error you can get to the point of filtering the error out or simply amplifying it. He said that technological failures is often controlled and suppress due to effects buried beneath the threshold of perception. I learned something new as well with how in most audio tools you can actually zoom in on the errors of the musical track the artists are working on to zone in on what they need to specifically fix.






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Link to Assignment #1


Reading Response: 

In the reading, “Aesthetics of the Error: Media Art, the Machine, the Unforeseen, and the Errant,” by Tim Barker talks about how in the new digital era there is a decrease in art like oil paintings for example. Tim says that there is now digitally made art using glitches and processing codes to create art. The aesthetics of the digital art error are understood by examining, “artworks in which the artist’s role is to set up situations in which errors manifest and to exploit these errors in the artmaking process. Tim also spoke about mid-twentieth century aesthetic experiments that forces were outside and largely unpredictable. Barker mentions that glitch art is not something new but has been around for awhile now. Barker also said that the errors now create something from an old production to a new production material. One thing I like that was mentioned in the article, “ The subversive use of theory” by Slavoj was when he spoke about the Bologna reform of higher education, which essentially stops countries societies that have an unequal workforce in high paying industries and low paying industries. In other words, countries that have a majority of workers whose jobs are not technical and can be seen as low educated workers, while there is a low percentage of workers in that same country for instance having workers which requires higher levels of education to be able to work for the industry of their choice. This is significant because what Slavoj is saying is that there needs to be an equal distribution of jobs that do not create a minority nor a majority of the working population. Slavoj said that a way to fix this is to train the majority of people who are not experts in their domain is to become an expert and not to just simply accept their problems but to think about their problems more deeply to try and find a better solution.