Glitch Workshop

From $69



In this workshop, we will explore alternative ways of looking at information. We will feed algorithms spoiled data, and see what they throw up. We will break and crash our operating systems, and in doing so learn how understanding a system completely can help us explore and embrace everything around it.


Sunday, Mar 8th, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (6 hours)

(Intro hour: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) what is intro hour?


Jonathan Dahan Jonathan Dahan is a programmer who likes to connect random inputs and outputs to see what people will do with them. He often takes virtual streams and provide them physical facilities to exaggerate their impact on our lives. He is equally uncomfortable coding in C, C++, Rust, Javascript, Coffee script, Python, Piet, Basic, Hypercard, and Bash.

What is a glitch?

According to wikipedia, a glitch is a short lived fault in a system. For us, a glitch is when something unexpected or unintended happens, often by a program misinterpreting our intentions. This comes about by a mismatch between the assumptions and expectations of the artists using a piece of software and the developers who created it. We will purposely open files in the "wrong" program - sound editors for images, photoshop for music, and try and find interesting mismatches. 

See the flickr glitch art pool , the kodak moment , social glitches 


the Metropolitan Exchange, 33 Flatbush Ave, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, New York, 11217 (Map)


We will select some of the tastiest brunch spots to satisfy your appetite(MiriamChar No4Cafe Luluc, etc.), while our carefully prepared curriculum will ensure that you are provided with a full, comprehensive and lasting understanding of our course topics. 


What should I bring?

  1. Mac Users:
  2. Windows Users:

Why openFrameworks is important?

openFrameworks is a tool for creativity based on C++, already having spread across many countries like the US and Japan, and now developing quickly in China. It plays an important role at the top level of many cutting edge fields like new media art, interactive design, the "internet of things", robotics, etc. 

Frequently asked questions

1. Do I have to know openFrameworks? Is it required for taking this class?
You don't have to know any openFrameworks. oF Course gives someone who doesn’t have any coding skills the full support. An one hour long intro hour will be hosted before every course, if you are beginner with OF, you can take it to catch up. What is intro hour?
2. Can I take class online if I am not in NYC?
You can take it onsite or through recorded sessions on youtube and get timely assistance from teaching crew by google hangout or Skype. please contact for more info.
3. Can I take whole session of spring 2015?
You can contact to get access to register full session. As a small     
appreciation, we will give you 10% discount for the total tuition.                            


  1. Intro Hour (10:00-11:00) **optional what is intro hour?
  2. Introduction (11:00-12:00)
    • What's a glitch?
    • View some work by clement valla, glitchr, kyle mcdonald, and more.
  3. Algorithms (12:00-14:00)
    • Lets  pick our favorite programs, and try to break them.
  4. What's a computer? (14:00-16:00)
    • After disabling some kernel security measures, lets crash our machine.
  5. Conclusion (16:00-17:00)
    • Where do expectations break?


**You can contact us for corporate training or small group training opportunities.

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