56 Broken Kindle Screens

“56 Broken Kindle Screens” is a print on demand paperback that consists of found photos depicting broken Kindle screens. The Kindle is Amazon’s e-reading device which is by default connected to the company’s book store.

The book takes as its starting point the peculiar aesthetic of broken E Ink displays and serves as an examination into the reading device’s materiality. As the screens break, they become collages composed of different pages, cover illustrations and interface elements.

56 Broken Kindle Screens – Photographed E Ink, Collected Online, Printed On Demand
Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg, 2012

More info here: silviolorusso.com/home/?project=56-broken-kindle-screens
and here: sebastianschmieg.com/56brokenkindlescreens/

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Is the Web Browser Replacing the Art Gallery?

“For the past 200 years, the gallery has been the home of new and cutting-edge art, a place where the art community can come together and share new ideas. But in this episode, we ask: is the web browser replacing the gallery as the best place to view amazing, cutting-edge art?!? In the era of the internet, you can view remarkable art from the comfort of your laptop. Accessible to virtually everyone, web art does away with the physical limitations of the gallery and makes impossibly cool art a part of our daily lives!”