Corrupt.desktop – Scratch #Apple’s image

Insert doubt into a fanboy’s heart.

Corrupt.desktop is a funny project by Benjamin Gaulon (@recyclism) and you can be part of the ongoing performance, if you’d like. Though, I suggest to be careful with this and where you do it (Some have seen their home raided by the secret service for doing something similar).

This project is obviously questioning our perceptions of computers and the illusion of perfection associated with certain brands. It’s also fascinating to see that what seems to be the “best” answer given by a store employee is to turn off the “broken” machine and reboot it. Which obviously, won’t “solve” the problem.

This project is open source and uses openframeworks. So you can go ahead and play with it :)


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Julien Deswaef

Born in Brussels, Julien Deswaef is a software artist, experience designer and interface developer based in Barcelona. Active both in visual arts as well as in free / libre and open source culture, he has the ability to transform ideas into digital realities. He regularly collaborates with artists in the world of entertainment, music and fine arts. His art practice usually questions copyright, authorship and the impact of technology on our society through generative graphics and social media bots. Deswaef’s work has been visible in multiple art and music festivals across Europe such as Pukkelpop in Belgium, Les hivernales in Switzerland, Les Nuits Blanches in France or Kurzfilmfestival Koeln in Germany. Some of his artworks have been featured in collective exhibitions with institutions including Somerset House, LEAP, ESC Medien Kunst Labor, iMAL, Le Manège, Le Vecteur ou Les Brasseurs.