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Michael Edward Miller

‘BSoD’ [Blue Screen of Death] Series

2016

“Image codes and conventions that reproduce historical meaning have continued to change in the context of electronic visual technologies. The ‘BSoD’ series is a metaphor for the ‘postmodern condition’; a condition that immerses humans in a world that has become increasingly isolated from reality through digital technologies; a condition wherein we experience very real bodily emotions of fear, tension, stress, frustration and vulnerability. The ‘BSoD’ stop error code that appears when computer systems are crashing best exemplifies the impact technology has had on our lives… and has become a universal sign of crisis and loss.”

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