Glitch is the Soul in the Machine

GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE is an international exhibition showcasing emergent forms of new media art that playfully reveal the way digital technologies influence our perception of reality even as they corrupt the practice of everyday life. If, as conference exhibition curator Mark Amerika suggests in his “Glitch Ontology” manifesto-performance, “Glitch is the soul in the machine,” then how do works of contemporary art reveal what is broken, dysfunctional, hacked and cracked in our information-saturated culture?

The GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE exhibition coincides with the annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, from June 24-27, 2021. This exhibition features works by artists around the world and is free and open to the public when they register.

Glitch is the Soul in the Machine will also be shown at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design starting September 20th – October 1st. For more information about this part of the exhibition please contact Roger Boulay at or Ellen Muller at