Imagine yourself implementing a raytracer, generating a scatter plot, or developing a geometric algorithm, and BAM!!! It all blows up in your face! All you get is a colorful flurry, or a mess of abstract shapes. You could react to this by throwing your hands in the air, cursing the gods of linear algebra, and frustratedly starting to look for the bug.

Alternatively, take a screenshot, and celebrate that unexpected beauty! These moments are often a really interesting case of "unintentional art" – a collaboration between a human, a computational system, and raw entropy!

The Glitch Gallery is a place for that art! It's an enthusiastic embrace of mistakes, and a celebration of emergent beauty. It was established in the beginning of 2020 by blinry, also known as blinry. We took inspiration from the accidental aRt Tumblr, which you should check out if you're into data visualization!


If you have some accidental artwork yourself, you can submit it to the Museum and share it with others! Also, if you have seen some art on the Internet, you can suggest it to us, and we will take care of the rest. And you can support the Museum by becoming a member!

The source code for this site is on GitHub, feel free to suggest features, report bugs, or send pull requests!

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