Corrupt.epub by Benjamin Gaulon
We have already seen some glitch projects involving the Kindle, most notably ‘56 Broken Kindle Screens’ by Sebastian Schmieg which was a print-on-demand / ebook of photographs of broken Kindle screens, and KindleGlitched by Benjamin Gaulon which was a collection of physical Kindles presented as readymade art.
Benjamin has created another Kindle glitch project, one which lets you corrupt any .epub file:
Corrupt.epub is an online data corruption software allowing users to load and glitch electronic books (epub format aka electronic publication). Following the project KindleGlitched [Hardware Glitch], KindleGlitcher corrupt electronic publications on a software level [Data Bending].
Fom this page: kindleglitcher.benjamingaulon.com you can upload and corrupt an EPUB file (Max 2Mbyte, NOTE: Corruption can take a really long time, 5 minutes is nothing! Check the log of your epub to see how far it is). The last 3 uploaded books are available for download on the project page.
This project was commissioned by Jeu De Paume for the online exhibition “Erreur d’impression. Publier à l’ère du numérique” at Le jeu de Paume (Paris) 2012, curated by Alessandro Ludovico.
You can find out more about the Corrupt.epub project and create your own here
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