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Glitch As Symbolic Form

Glitch As Symbolic Form

Image by David Szauder (http://pixelnoizz.wordpress.com)

Rob Myers takes us on a short historical journey of Glitch as an aesthetic signifier of technological presence that dates back at least to the 1980s. Referencing the Vaught-Kampf machine in Blade Runner (1982), the titular character in Max Headroom (1985). And how the use of Glitch as an artistic aesthetic in itself has accelerated with the democratisation of new technologies.