September 19, 2012

Wednesday Whim - 56 Broken Kindle Screns

all images via booooooom via artnau via Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso

I have to admit, I was one of the people who resisted a Kindle. I'm old-fashioned when it comes to books. I love to hold one and feel the turn of a page. Books are also always available when you need them. With Kindles, the virtual page turning doesn't evoke the same feeling. If you don't charge it up, you can't read what you want. (Yada, yada, yada...)

But, I now travel a bit more than I used to so carrying a book has become cumbersome. When the hubby decided to just gift me one, I have to admit, it changed how I felt about the whole "carrying a book to read" attitude. I'm. Now. Addicted. It's. Amazing.

Naturally, when I came across these broken Kindle images, I thought it was so ironic! Artists Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso created a book documenting 56 Broken Kindle Screens. When technology breaks, we are at the mercy of the devices since we rely on them so heavily. There's an abstract beauty I adore about these images. The contrast between art and technology is a reminder that all of can fall victim to technology.

What do you think?


  1. Broken kindle pages? Genius art! LOVE it! I'm partial to the ipad myself, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  2. Hilarious! Maybe they should put a few of those annoying ads that pop up on mine in there!


  3. You are right, definitely ironic, but such cool art!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. this has an eery feeling of beautiful sadness to me - the kindle is perfect for this with it's black and white e ink

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  5. I'm really old fashioned too when it comes to books. I don't have a kindle, and probably won't get one until books go entirely online.

  6. I'm old fashion when it comes to books too. I'm trying to hold out on the kindle/nook thing. I'm holding strong just like I did when DVD's came out...yikes, am I dating myself?!

  7. This is such a neat is somehow interesting and even beautiful the way these screens are broken. Love this idea!

    <3 Cambria

  8. Love this and the way they deconstructed it all!


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