Magazine article Eye : The International Review of Graphic Design

Famous for Fifteen Megabytes

Magazine article Eye : The International Review of Graphic Design

Famous for Fifteen Megabytes

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In digital culture, nothing is ever perfect or finished. Glitch art and design celebrates the imperfections that are an inevitable by-product of our reliance upon computers - the work speaks to an audience that is intimately familiar with malfunctioning Apples and Microsoft error messages.

This is nothing new - you could argue that Andy Warhol's entire career rests on bad registration. But the glitches of computer error (or misuse) have acquired an aesthetic all their own, so now is a good time to publish something about the way this phenomenon has crept into current sound, music, design and art.

Glitch: Designing Imperfection (Mark Batty Publisher, $32.95, £24.95) is far from perfect - but not in a good way. This largely visual, minimally captioned book begins with text-only intros and QGA sessions with digital practitioners including Ant Scott and O. K. Parking, with no attempt to contextualise the work, or link it to the examples shown in three mysteriously untitled chapters of digital eye candy. …

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