What is craft?

Many refer to craft as the act of being creative.

However, through media, craft is recognised as a humanising process. This involves producing artisanal constructions which have undergone processes of rapid prototyping, experimentation, error discovery, and modifications which develop into unexpected outcomes. Craft practitioners have influenced the production and development of innovative technology rapidly over the last 10 years. The introduction of programs such as CAD, and Adobe have dramatically encouraged quality marketing and advertising opportunities for companies to utilise. Digital craft makers utilise and exploit computer generated programs through their works in various ways as they visualise their designs with many different methods.


Glitch art is a specific example of digital craft that engages a creative response to a highly approachable practice commonly used in todays society (photograp1lx5brhy). Glitch art can assist in expressing emotion in art videography and photography. The selection of glitches available to override a visual can promote different emotions felt when watching or viewing the works. For example a beautiful sunset video may significantly change once an addition of glitches are added due to the abrupt, and confusing aesthetic they hold. The craft of glitch art is used frequently in todays society and can be repeatedly advertised on Tumblr, Picart, Pinterest, and through artworks. When working with glitch technology the outcome of the aesthetic is never predetermined. The workmanship associated with the original piece and the final product can never be deliberate due to the result being continually at risk of change throughout the production.

In today’s society digital technologies can provide interaction opportunities that resemble those of literate conversation through the craft methodology these technologies provide.


4 thoughts on “

  1. rosevirginia says:

    This is such a lovely post! It is extremely insightful as it offers a clear and cohesive example of what glitch art is and how individuals use/create it! I also liked your examples of glitch art, they’re minimal but get the message across to the audience. All I can say is, try and stick a little closer to the word limit! Other than that, keep up the good work!

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  2. miahrl says:

    Hey April,
    as someone who was struggling to understand glitch art your clear explanation and relevant example (of the sunset video) really helped. I love how you interrelate this knowledge of glitch art with photos of food. Utilising your core interest, maintains your character and personal interpretation throughout making this post very engaging. One suggestion could be providing some links (if relevant) for further reading! Great post!

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