So I'm involved in this discussion on one of the glitch art groups on Flickr. This is a sort of "hardcore" glitch art group with very very specific rules as to what is considered glitch or not. Needless to say my glitch art panoramas are not considered glitch enough and I'm cool with that. It's just interesting to think that there is a metric by which to measure glitch. This is glitch while that is not. It really reminds me of the way art changes and shifts over the centuries. Realism and romanticism and surrealism and cubism and modernism and post modernism and post post modernism. Each movement causing upheaval and rejection by the academy or the socialized norms of the time. This is art! No it isn't! Yes it is! Well maybe! Ok! That's art. How dare you!?! What is glitch? How can we define it? An error? A malfunction? Something not operating as intended? But what if it creates something beautiful? Something majestic? Something like us? Our universe? Could this all be by chance? A perfect execution of random events? The odds are against us. So many possibilities for failure. Yet here we are. We are the glitch. A perfect glitch. A glitch by nature.