Ars investigates the nascent domain of turning source code and errors into art.
Glitch art resonates with the increasingly complex love-hate relationship humans have with technology. Errors, and by extension the changes, that can occur within software source code and data can provide a fertile foundation for the imagination.
In an attempt to explain this nascent artform, Martino Prendini wrote: “The error becomes image and movement, system errors are exploited, and it has a certain punk nature. At the same time, this kind of art exploits the glitch and uses it, so its nature is also entropic, dadaist... Glitch art is therefore the contradictory relationship between man and machine losing his functionality."