Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso’s 56 Broken Kindle Screens
56 Broken Kindle Screens is a print-on-demand publication by digi-artists Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso that features strange and intriguing found photos of broken or malfunctioning e-reader screens. The artists explain:
“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.”
A meditation on medium, the fallible digital kindle screen is now reproduced in print – the very material this technology works to replace.
See more interesting works by Schmieg here. Also: “How Electronic Ink Works.”
- Erin Saunders