Glitch Painter

Bettina Gangl (AT), Katharina Mayrhofer (AT) VVVV Programmierung, Participants in Virtual Office Linz (AT) at FAB – Verein zur Förderung von Arbeit und Beschäftigung, g.tec medical engineering GmbH  (AT)

The participants in Virtual Office at Fab Linz have worked together with g.tec to develop a game about this year’s festival theme ‘Error’. A g.Nautilus EEG cap and specially programmed software enable players to intervene in an image using only their brain waves.

The installation these young people have come up with deals with the subject of error on several levels: corporeal, social and technical. People don’t always know exactly what they consider to be a mistake. Errors can be spontaneous, planned and even aesthetic! Minor glitches can be enthralling in that they allow for interpretational latitude.