Ebook nostalgia: broken Kindle screens (pictures)

56 Broken Kindle Screens - Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg - picture 1

Ebooks are not the new kid in town any longer. It’s been more than 5 years since the 1st generation Kindle was introduced, and over 42 years since the first ebook was ever made.

We feel nostalgic every time we see a vintage, worn-out print book. We consider it a part of our heritage being forced by the digital form to retreat.

It’s not like that, not at all. Print books are not the part of the past. They are a part of the future. They will not get abandoned. Ebooks, on the other hand, are not only the part of the future. The more time we spend with them, the more nostalgic we feel about them.

That’s why I love the idea behind 56 Broken Kindle Screens, a book published by Silvio Lorusso in cooperation with Sebastian Schmieg. The book consists of found pictures of broken Kindle screens. To see a broken screen on your e-reader is nothing pleasant, but having them collected in one publication turns broken screen images into art. They become more like Google book scan errors.

To make the story paradoxical the book is available on Lulu, as a paperback edition only, that will be printed on demand. You won’t be able to see broken screens on the screen of your working Kindle.

Check on Lulu $4.90

Via The Digital Reader.