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. The exhibition features works by Corrina Espinosa, Eugenio Tisselli, Karen Krolak, Marc Manke, GOODW.Y.N. (Nicole Goodwin), Maria Anholzer, Daito Manabe, Melissa Huang, Patrick Lichty, Paul Echeverria, Rebecca Finley, Ryan D. Lewis, Will Luers, Autumn Brown, Caitlin & Misha, Kathleen Hawkes, Kim Blevins, Matt Roberts, Rachel Green, Sue Huang, Susan Hopp, Yeohyun Ahn, Alessandro Amaducci, Andre  Perim, APOTROPIA, Cecilia Suhr, Cher Cornett, Frederick Maheux, Jerry Galle, jonCates and Evan Meaney, Karin Denson, Kristen Lillvis, Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig, Mez Breeze, Richard Hoagland, Sabato Visconti, and Teresa Ueunten.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. To register for the Broken Media Conference (which will include many artists’ talks), see

Stay tuned for the exhibition website!


Curator: Mark Amerika (Founding Director, Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance, University of Colorado).

Site Host, Gallery Liaison, and Juror: Roger Boulay (Art and Design, Winona State University).

Jurors: Dena Eber (Digital Arts, Bowling Green State University), Heejoo Kim (Digital Media and Design, University of Connecticut), Adriana Knouf (College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University), Talan Memmott (Creative Digital Media, Winona State University), Ellen Mueller (Director, MFA Program, Minneapolis College of Art and Design), Élika Ortega (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado, Boulder).

Conference Chair: Davin Heckman (Mass Communication, Winona State University).

The event is made possible through the financial support of iDMAa and the Winona State University Foundation.  Additional support is provided by Creative Digital Media (Winona State) and iDesign (Winona State).