My hw for data moshing. I couldn’t open the app so I try to glitch it through Premiere. Just adding some video effects as well as audio one.

The footage comes from a Chinese drama called Si Mei Ren, and the music score is Opera #2 (by Vitas).

Reading Response May 21

Russell argues that “Glitch Feminism therefore is feminism for a digital age, a heralding of virtual agency, a blooming of particularity and selfhood. ‘Glitch’ refuses being categorized as subtext…” (Russell). For her, Glitch Feminism is making women visible, emphasizing their existence in the world. The representation of women, like glitch, should not be considered as “sub” culture, the one that is usually ignored and devalued by the society. Rather, it should be highly visible, refusing the distortion from the mainstream discourse.

Parkhill mentions the similarities between glitch and queer group, which are both exclude by the mainstream discourses. In the early days, even in some queer community publications, the absence and ignorance of those “incorrect bodies” is still obvious. For example, in the SSO, an queer community in Australia, “the visibly HIV+body is a conspicuous absence from the SSO’s gay media system” (Parkhill, 215). Since the mainstream discourse at that time usually associates HIV/AIDS with gays, SSO promotes the advertisements that advocating for safe sex practices among gay males. Unfortunately, once the SSO decides to set the gay males as their primary audience, women and transgender people in the LGBTQ group is excluded. More importantly, these queer community presses always make AIDS and its patients invisible, by portraying them as “AIDS victim”, emphasizing that the invasive cells of AIDS contaminate healthy bodies. However, at the same time, they rarely talks about the side-effects of treatments, refusing to demonstrate bodies that are hurt by those side-effects (lipodystrophy, for example). In fact, like the film Dallas Buyer Club implies, lots of AIDS patients lack the knowledge about the side-effects of AIDS treatment, so many of them die without trying other more effective medicine. Like glitch, lipodystrophy is considered as error, as the attributes that should be invisible. Therefore, glitch feminism could contribute to the queer communities, by making these side-effects visible, to help those marginalized patients to learn more about the diseases and its treatments.

May 16: Sound Glitch HW


A nostalgic and pessimistic rainy day. Get out and exercise. Enjoy your life and the annoying rain!

I get the inspiration from my previous glitch work. After the glitch, the blue sky and the desesert seems like a storm, and the mood changes too. Therefore, I want to create an nostalgic and pessimistic atomosphere and soundscape for this image. In a rainy day, the boy gets out and enjoys the storm, jumping and dancing.

Here is my Soundcloud account

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Reading Response Week5

Nunes discusses the role of “error” in historical context and points out that the error does not only function as a negative thing to break rules and affect our control of the world but as an important part of thinking. He argues that “would we not find in error its double sense: not only the predefined misstep but also a going astray that poses a challenge to purposive intent” (Nunes, 9). Indeed, errors could assist us to find the problems, and then further correct the bugs, better controlling the things around us. Otherwise, we may be trapped in our “perfect logic” and never realizes that the bugs of our systems, and thoughts. In addition, Nunes mentions that errors also play important roles in a mathematical world. In the past, “Peirce maintained that equation contained the potential to reveal the truth, a kind of real, yet unactualized pattern that transcended the missteps of error in actual human execution.” For Peirce, errors do not necessarily need to be fixed, since it reveals humanity in the world which is encompassed by the abstraction—truth. Errors are part of our instinct, and human beings do not need to force themselves to live in the virtual and abstract world of truth. Rather, we should allow us to live in the reality, where errors remind us that we are born to imperfect and emotional.


Perter Krapp in his piece analyzes the history of the music industry, analyzing the roles that noise play. He argues that the advent of new digital format, such as blue-rays, make it possible for discerning noise. Because of the high quality, the “raw material” is more noticeable. In addition, for Krapp, noise could also be aesthetic. He mentions that “it also and by the same token sought to repeat and recover the imperfect, glitchy, error-prone processors, and even to outdo them in terms of manipulations”(Krapp, 63). Therefore, artists today also manipulates the noise, and presents it in a more aesthetic way along with the “melodies.” In fact, sometimes noise is also appreciable. For example, when the guitar player tries to change their chords, they usually keep their fingers on the guitar, making glitch that shows the sound of cracking the strings. However, such technique does not make the audience uncomfortable. Rather, it keeps the continuousness of the music piece and avoids interruption of changing chords. 

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“The first article primarily talks about the existence of glitch and tries to prove that it is an art. Deleuze’s philosophy of the virtual demonstrates that the importance of conditions and progress, which give life to the “aesthetics of the error”. According to Deleuze, invisible potential and conditions are the cores of organizations in the world. In other words, “glitch” is as normal as those “correct programs”. In fact, it is our choice to only present those” correct programs” in our monitors and interfaces, and the glitch is actually an important element of the world that has been ignored by us intentionally.

I am inspired by Alexander Galloway, who believes that the errors themselves could be art. He states that “these images take on a distinct digital aesthetic, as they are primarily conjured by the machine, as it works within the degrees of freedom set by the artists.” Based on my past experience, I only considered glitch as an error, an annoying element existed in our computers. When I watched TV, if I see a glitch, I would soon close it because I knew it is either because of the lack of signal. However, now I start to consider that glitch could also be an art that created by machine. It expresses some feelings of the machine and the person that operates it.

For Zizek’s piece, I agree with his idea that our education only focuses on resolving problems, but not on those problems themselves. We do need to mediate those problems, asking about how they are generated and how to avoid them, besides giving solutions. For our glitch art studies, I believe that thinking about those problems and the “process” is essential. After all, when we create glitch art, we need to figure out why we want to glitch in that way and how to obtain the effect that we want.



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