End Of File, End Of Life
In its greed to appropriate the tangible world, Google swallows up a large amount of paper, books and magazines alike, digitizing and storing them in its data centers. Captured on the fly from Google Books, several decades of Life magazine covers scroll past our eyes.
Beyond the world’s non-stop movement, beyond our desire to capture our surroundings, our life will someday slow down and finally stop.
End of File. End of Life!
On the window, Life magazine covers scroll by, representing decades of images captured on the fly from Google Books, showing the world’s non-stop movement, as a way of emphasizing the voracity of the Mountain View giant and its gargantuan enterprise to capture life. But once the viewer approaches, the scrolling suddenly stops. « End of File/End of Life. » is the title of this piece by Albertine Meunier. Excerpted from an article by Marie Lechner, ecrans.fr
2011 – Albertine Meunier