The use of digital technology to induce altered states of consciousness.

Glitching most commonly refers to sound experiments, but can be used to describe other digital sensory alterations, as well as future experiments using technology not yet available.

The term originated in Boston by psychonauts experimenting with altered listening. The name comes from VST plugin Glitch, with which the original experiments were performed.

Basically, it involves running a microphone through an effects processor and listening to it through headphones. The result of experiencing the world like this leads to an altered state of awareness.

Visual glitching can be done with a camera and video goggles. Glitching can be interfaced with EEG brainwave technology (such as the Emotiv Epoc) to create a feedback experience. Future glitching will make use of technology as it becomes available (such as Augmented Reality). Glitching can also be networked between many glitchers, even over the internet, to induce Massively Multiplayer Online Psychedelic Experiences (MMOPE).

Glitching is sometimes seen as an alternative to Mind-altering drugs, but can be used in synergy.
Have you glitched?

Microphone + headphones + laptop + backpack + Ableton Live + VST effects = Glitching.

"Hey, they're opening a Glitching Club where people can have altered sensory experiences in a social setting. BYOG"
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When you have a lack of attention span

Cannot remember what you just did

Can’t hold a conversation

Lack of awareness

Lack of time and coherentness
Yo! Those edibles had me glitching I couldn’t remember anything
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Glitching: going through withdrawal.
We ran out of the dope, and we are glitching until we get our fix.
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An excuse for when you fuck up and don’t wanna seem like an idiot
My hands were glitching, I couldn’t do my essay
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Glitch: (noun) a mistake, error, or sudden lapse in judgment

Glitch: (verb) to make a mistake, to make an error, or to have a sudden lapse in judgment; to mess something up

Glitched: (adj.) something that is messed up; something that is not right/ fair
(noun) I didn't mean to tell Jake you like him-- it was a glitch!

(verb) Man, I glitched so hard last night when I got with Stephanie.

(adj.) He was so rude to you-- that was so glitched
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A small, often almost indescribable thing ... a paperclip ... a thinger ... a piece of snackfood, for example a Dorito chip, which in this case can describe a plate or container of snackfood, especially when in its plural form ... glitches ... an appetiser.

A very useful thinking word when you cannot remember its name ... a what-cha-ma-call-it ... a thing-a-ma-bob.
Needing a paper clip to secure his printout, John asks his secretary for a glitch.

Can you please pass me a glitch?

You dropped a glitch on the floor!

Would you like some glitches while we're watching TV? Note how descriptive this is of chips or nachos. With nachos you remove a chip (glitch) one glitch at a time. Even the cheese on nachos can be refered to as glitch ... Would you like some extra glitch on your glitches?

Shall we go to Red Robin for glitches? going for appetisers

Fluffy left a glitch for you on the floor. referring to a piece of dry catfood brought as a gift or perhaps a piece of dried poo or hairball found about the place.

I'm glitched-out meaning I've eaten too many/much ... i.e. chips

A glitch for you, a glitch for me referring to sharing and distributing Raisinets or other small candy at a movie theatre. Popcorn is never properly referred to as glitches, perhaps because of its oily nature.
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An interruption of the perceived norm.
I have a glitch in my engine.
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