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A Glitch in the Mainframe

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore ways technology can create new art forms by creating artwork using the techniques of glitching (computer-based or scanning) to represent the fragmentation of today’s culture/society.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine the use of glitching in contemporary art.

Students will learn how to use a scanner and/or glitching software to create artwork.

Students will reflect on how technology can impact imagery in the contemporary world.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the idea of glitching and show how it is used in contemporary art.
  • Demonstrate how to use a scanner and/or glitching software to create new images
  • Support the students in the creation of their imagery.
  • Instruct students on how to write an artist statement.

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National Standards


Create

Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present- day life using a contemporary practice of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Scanner
  • Online glitch software
  • Computer or tablet
  • Old photos (student-generated)
  • Objects for scanning

National Standards


Create

Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present- day life using a contemporary practice of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Steps

Review & Discuss

Discuss the aesthetic and influences of glitch art. Review how to use a scanner to create glitch images.

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Instructional Materials

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Glitch Art and Artists

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Discussion Guide for A Glitch in the Mainframe

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Anchor Chart

How to Use a Scanner to Glitch Artwork

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A Guide For Writing Artist Statements

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Reflection

Creative Process Reflection

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