This workshop takes a data agnostic brute force approach to bending digital files. By poking and probing everything from “charabia” to structured data, participants will gain insight into the assumptions our devices are making for us, how algorithms shape our data and how politics shape our algorithms. A mesh of glitch ethics underlies the popularized glitch aesthetic. Provoking glitches can allow for deeper understandings of compression, distribution, and digital agency. Kludgy tips, quirky tricks, and hidden easter eggs will be shared, experimented with and celebrated in this workshop.
Bio: Jon Satrom is an artist, educator, and organizer who likes to problematize old and new media structures, interfaces, and conventions. He is a kludge artist and a creative problem creator. Satrom performs realtime audio/video noise and new-media (often w/ XTAL FSCK, I ♥ PRESETS, & Magic Missile), develops artware (in partnership w/ PoxParty), and has co-programed and experimented with organizational and curatorial systems w/ dirty new-media && glitch comrades (including GLI.TC/H && r4wb1t5!.)