Well, people interpret it in different ways. It's basically when you take an image and corrupt it in some way either intentionally, or unintentionally. There are millions of ways to do it. For example, a lot of the time my method is to convert an image to a raw format (bmp) and open it with audacity (yes, the music program). There it shows up as audio (it sounds terrifying though) and you can mess with it the same way you would a song. When you save it from there as a bmp you get a new version of your image that's distorted and "glitched." But that's just one way.
This is my most recent one. It's not particularly good, more of just an experiment with some new programs. (I'm not trying to whore my artwork out, just wanted to show an example.)
I had a blast doing things like this when I first discovered the glitch method. Got to say though, this Chinatown one goes beyond amusing and right in to the realms of art. I adore it. Thank you for sharing and I hope we get a few more great examples in this thread.
It's ok to show your artwork, it;s your thread . But that's pretty cool the way you explained it, never knew you can even open up photos in audacity! (yes I will try it now after this this post). Looks cool though, kind of like those anaglyph images.