56 Broken Kindle Screens

An almost perfect approach to modern technology and the inherit fragility of it is “56 Broken Kindle Screen” by Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso.

Further than speak to the junkiness of technology, the imagery created when the screens break is collage-esque, collapsing multiple pages and/or images into one.  This accidental art is a great example of the power of the random and stochastic at evoking emotion and creating beauty.

Brings to mind the “The exquisite cadavers drink the new wine“, just framed with new tech.  Also speaks to the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same.