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Copying an eBook from Cover to Cover

“The desire for a better social and societal record has led us to huge libraries and massive data centers. We are constantly seeking improved ways to document, remember, and share our information. Our collective cultural database is gigantic, yet as privatization and balkanization take over, especially in digital spaces, our access to it has become highly controlled and monitored by a powerful few. Artist Jesse England’s piece “E-Book Backup” (2014) deals with just that issue.

“E-Book Backup” asks: what are the dangers of a private company having access to the books we supposedly own? The work is a literal copy — a photocopy, from cover to cover — of a Kindle version of George Orwell’s 1984”

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Copying an eBook from Cover to Cover



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