GLITCHES, VIRUSES AND HACKS -- FOR THE CULTURE
for ● the ● cul-ture
what does it mean for something to be “for the culture”? to be for the culture, something is done for the benefit of everyone — for the greater good. although the phrase is typically used in pop culture, i will be using this framework to look at art that comments on society today, for the greater good.
Origins: Culture Jamming
Culture jamming, or the strategic manipulation of media as a form of resistance against the institutions that control individuals through consumerist culture, can very well be seen as a predecessor to glitch art and the introduction of viruses and hacks for the culture…