These kinds of artifacts are there all around us. Our technology is failing here and there in spurts and blips, and instead of approaching it as an annoyance or nuisance, we’re starting to actually appreciate what is given back to us. It’s part of the greater implications of our algorithmic world. A lot of things are automated and if there’s a hiccup in that automation, it can cause other problems like the stock market crashing.
From a conversation with Brooklyn “glitch artist” Phillip Stearns.