Douglas Coupland: Bit Rot - Short Stories and Essays

Douglas Coupland: Bit Rot - Short Stories and Essays
Library Shelf Location 18.COUP
Publication Date 2015


  • Venue: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 11 Sept. 2015 - 3 Jan. 2016.


  • Douglas Coupland's new book 'Bit Rot', published on the occasion of his exhibition at Witte de With, combines fictional short stories with columns, and creates a parallel narrative to the exhibition itself. 'Bit Rot' addresses subjects such as the death of the middle class, the rise of the internet and its impact on our lives, and in short, evinces a shedding of twentieth-century notions of what the future is and could be. The book is named after a phenomenon in digital archiving that describes the way digital files of any sort spontaneously decompose.


ISBN 9789491435423
Quantity 1
Pages 199 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Editors Defne Ayas, Samuel Saelemaker
Authors Samuel Saelemaker, Defne Ayas, Douglas Coupland
Format Softcover
Publisher Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Related Artist Douglas Coupland
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Essays, Short Stories, Bit Rot, Digital technology, Writing, Globalisation
Artist's Nationality Canadian
Language English

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