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With the progress of society and the development of science and technology, people’s definition of art and the appreciation of art are also undergoing changes. The digital art and new media arts have gradually become a form of art that cannot be ignored. The elements of digital technology have also been increasingly concerned by more and more artists. When various kinds of novel artistic forms began to appear and influenced the easel paintings, the traditional painting concept was broken and the easel paintings were given a new era significance. Glitch art, as a branch of new media art, is an art form that makes full use of the malfunctioning features of hardware and software as creative tactics. This type of art form holds an aesthetic attitude of pursuing jealousy. It subverts the traditional aesthetic thoughts and opposes perfectionism. At the same time, the influence of science and technology on the art of painting is more emphasized. The glitch art has strong characteristics of the times, comes from the times and finally responds to the times.

Glitch Art, as its name suggests, was originally due to the instability of the equipment resulting in screen glitch s. The graphic of this total mistake has been accepted by artists because of its unique style and charm. After beautification and processing, it forms the current glitch art. The glitch art has only gradually entered people’s field of vision in the past 10 years. The expression of glitch art is very distinctive. It can make people feel the strong impact of technology. Usually such a distinct artistic style will give people the illusion of being “not practical”, and some drawings will also result in a less comfortable physiological experience. But this does not deny that glitch art has a place in the art world and the design community.               The Dutch female artist Rosa Menkman is a leading figure in glitch art. She is an artist with glitch art, a theorist of “glitch art” and “resolution theory” and has published a book devoted to research. Glitch art. That is, The Glitch Momentum.                With the development of the times, the glitch art is not limited to video and images. Sometimes it is extended to some large entertainment devices. Rachelle talked about a German artist who once worked on a malfunctioning flying chair to call on people to stop busy steps. In addition, contemporary glitch art has also entered the fashion circle. The artist uses a distorted image created by an artificial destruction of the camera’s electronic components to weave it into a cloth pattern and apply it to the clothing design. For example, the artistic elements of the malfunctioning Dior show in 2015, the artistic glitch art on Adidas football shoes, and so on. Not only that, Rachelle also shared a tutorial to guide the students to operate the glitch art.               Probably after 2010, the art of breakdown began to be popular on the Internet. When it gradually entered professional academic discussions, it gradually entered the public’s view. But in fact, the emergence of fault art is even earlier than people realize. Historically, for the first time in the English-speaking world, the record of “Glitch” took place in 1962: In an American space program, errors occurred in the transmission of signal images. The famous American astronaut John Glenn described the phenomenon of image error in his own language and named it for the first time with the word “Glitch.” In the beginning, the art of glitch as an unexpected image error in the electronic imaging technology was like a surprise brought to people by technology. Later, Glitch Graphics has become a unique visual language, forming its own aesthetic style and slowly being accepted by artists. So someone began to deliberately and gradually see its shadow in the design field.               Back in the 1990s, in the upsurge of Disco culture, the word “glitch” became synonymous with fashion because of the popularity of popular music videos. At that time, a group of musicians liked to play electronic experimental music, and even created it directly with electronic noise, thus producing “Glitch Music”. In music, the aesthetics of glitch brought a sense of vanguard and fanatical fashion sense. As a result, “glitch” has become a complete and highly recognizable aesthetic style. Starting from pop music, it continues to influence the tastes of the public and enters the fields of advertising design, street culture, and fashion. It is not surprising that the art of glitch has now become a new wave of novelty and fashion in the visual arts.               Nowadays, we are in an era of over-information, technological infinity, and sudden change in science and technology. If fault art remains in the phase of researching and reproducing mechanical and digital errors, it will appear to be a bit thin. Especially in an environment where “everyone is an artist”, a mobile phone and a computer can create works, the threshold for people to become faulty artists seems to be getting lower and lower. Today, visual artifacts that simply reproduce and display fault styles have become less popular in the United States and are even outdated. In the context of the new era, I think that the art of glitch , which is a bit retro, can produce a new effect. Artists should not blindly praise the progress of science and technology, emphasize the future of technology and means in their works, but should instead consider the functions of technology and art. Thus, in today’s art of glitch, there are also a group of artists returning to the image itself and reflecting on the way in which new images are produced, the structure of images and meanings, the interaction between technology and behavior, and the aesthetic function of images.


Week 5 Tuesday Reading Response

The development of digital media has exerted a tremendous influence on music creation. The field of music has been effectively expanded, and music creation has become more liberal. Technology has lowered the threshold of music creation and enabled the production of large-scale production of music products. It is also gradually moving towards the direction of popularization. Traditional music forms are highly demanding, and the requirements for music creation are extremely high. An excellent musician needs to have a good harmony basis, dubbing skills and creative abilities, and also have a musical talent. For the average person, music creation is out of reach, but music digitization breaks this convention and music begins to move towards the public. Using digital new technology media, music creation becomes simpler and more efficient. However, there is no denying that, at the same time as the threshold for music creation is reduced, the quality of music creation might also decline. The application of digital new technology media has impacted the classical music and destroyed the original structure and concept.

In any case, the application of digital media is not only a change in our original methods of creation and appreciation, but also makes music art creation far beyond the scope of traditional music creation. It can be concluded that this century’s music creation and system will develop and innovate on the basis of the digital age.


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