RECAP : GLITCHs un-/birthday, A [Pre][P0st] Glitch Un/B!rthday Bash

"I don't know what you mean by 'glitch genealogy,' " Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously.
"Of course you don't—till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!'
"But 'glitch genealogy' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument'," Alice objected.
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
"They've a temper, some of them —particularly verbs, they're the proudest — adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs — however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That's what I say!"
from "through the looking glass" by Lewis Carroll (1871). But of course here i changed 'glory' for 'glitch history'. 
An un-/birthday (originally written un-birthday) is an event that can be celebrated on any day that is not the (person's) birthday. It is a neologism coined by Lewis Carroll in his Through the Looking-Glass. 

In Through the Looking-Glass, Humpty Dumpty is wearing a cravat (which Alice at first mistakes for a belt) which he says was given to him as an "un-birthday present". Shortly after, Alice realizes its also her un/birthday and in the movie she receives an unbirthday cake from the Mad Hatter.

As I wrote in (ᴳ̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̐litch) Art Genealogies, the meaning of a glitch is in a constant state of flux, always depending on the many interconnected, non-linear, fragmented and overlapping discourses it can be approached from. Glitch studies is a studies of change. The ‘historical continuity’ of glitch is one of breaks. In fact, there is no such thing as a ‘glitch art continuum’ or a ‘first work’ (or form) of glitch art Or 'last work'. (I wonder if this is why there is still no end to the end of Dither DØØM).

To celebrate the no time/aging of glitch time Nick Briz and I organized the [Pre][P0st] Glitch Un/B!rthday Bash !i at TRITRIANGLE in Chicago last April, to celebrate GLITCHs' forever un-/birthday. 

That night, TriTriangle hosted performances by Saskrotch, djJon Satrom, Ted Davis, myself and some of Dither DØØM  - the dirty new media enda of timez aware artform that knows no time but an never-ending end. And it was a really good night. 

Here is a little video of the performance by Ted, and his birthday giftcard instrument. Spacial thanks to him for his beautiful gift for my own un/birthday as well.
And a bit of DITHER-DØØM in the end! 

un:birthday present
And just a little bit of the DITHER_DØØM performance

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