Past – Glitch

Academically, I’m mostly known as ‘Iman’ Moradi for my research on the visual Glitch, which was quite frankly an eon ago. It seems somehow it’s an inseparable part of my creative career in some respects, so I’m not quite ready to bid it farewell!

If you’re looking for my Dissertation in 2004:
Moradi, Iman 2004 Glitch-Aesthetics (PDF)

I still have lots of unrealised projects in this area and collaborations I wish to fulfil. While I patiently reclaim time and passion to work on the glitch,  I’m surreptitiously enjoying seeing others arrive at some of the junctions and avenues I wanted to explore.

Glitch: Designing Imperfection

When you’ve been researching something for a while, you end up with nice collections of things. That’s what the book  I initiated was about . 4 years in the making, I co-authored and produced it with Ant Scott and enlisted the design talents of Joe Gilmore and Chris Murphy. It features some key essays and interviews with art and design practitioners who are using the glitch creatively in their work. Its a snapshot in time really of what the glitch was in 2006. It was unleashed unto the world on 9.9.9!

in tones podcast – Rob Lycett and Iman Moradi, Angelic Conversations by in tones

Interview in Amusement Magazine (FR) – 6
Amusement FR

Here is a more detailed glitch timeline.




  1. Elizabeth Williams says:

    First of all, I’d like to say that I admire the amount of content in your work–I’ve always been deeply interested in electronic processes and the general concept behind a glitch.

    I’m doing some research on the genre right now and I was wondering if you’d be willing to share some of your processes, specifically regarding your video work. I’d like to know where exactly the data in the work came from and how you manipulated it.
    Is it truly glitch art in the sense that you’re using abnormalities in the programming/”unwanted” data? Or is it simpler than that, perhaps only a compilation of images created (using data) with aesthetic intent as opposed to images whose aestheticism is only a result of the data?

    I’m curious; as you’re an experienced artist in this field, how would you define “glitch art”?

    Thank you so much for your time, any insight you have on the subject would really mean a lot to me.

  2. Pranav Malik says:

    Hi i’m a huge fan of your work and i saw your work on the gadget show and that inspired me. If there was any way I could get in touch with you by email that would be great.

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