Micro-Project: Glitches Aberrations

Glitch using TextEdit

Original Image

Business buildings

Business buildings

Experimenting with different combinations of colors

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.18.04 pm


Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.18.10 pm

More abstraction (more tiny glitches)

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.25.38 pm

Complete Abstraction

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.19.34 pm

Glitch using Photoshop

Original images


While compiling a series of photos on Photoshop, it glitched and produced this set of interesting images by chance. I thought it was interesting as it successfully amalgamated three different portraits of myself, thus conveying the sense of hyperactivity. It also had a cubist touch to it, which I thought was intriguing.


Glitched by photoshop

Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 4.01.58 pm


Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 4.02.05 pm


Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 4.02.23 pm


Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 4.03.13 pm

The glitch exercise showed new perspectives to a certain picture, opened up different viewpoints which I would not imagined the picture in, especially the accidental distortions. It might be sometimes too random which makes it difficult to control. At the same time, it also showed that accidents and unintended effects in art can sometimes be even more exciting due to its spontaneity.


  1. Gladys, you described the power of glitch extremely well: it allows us to produce things we may have never imagined, going beyond the imagination into new, fertile, artistic territory. I too am interested in how you produced glitches in Photoshop. Let’s talk about how some glitch techniques can produce errors, while others produce expected results, though I am not sure you were using filters in your Photoshop experiment.

Leave a Reply