“Craftmanship… means simply using any kind of technique or apparatus in which the quality of the result is not predetermined… the quality of the result is continually at risk” – David Pye, The Nature and Art of Workmanship, 1968, p. 2
Things that are broken are worthless, right?
Think glitches. They started as a nuisance, a mistake, a fault. Now this “fault” in technology and mediums has become art. An aesthetic.
As far as “the medium is the message” goes I think glitches are telling us that sometimes broken is beautiful, and that although the “quality of the result is continually at risk” often times the end result, with all its faults, ends up being exactly the way it was meant to be.
“As the understanding of a glitch changes when it is being named, so does the equilibrium of the (former) glitch itself… The glitch has become something new and has become an ephemeral, personal experience” – Rosa Menkman