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  • Introduction: “Welcome to the Failure Age”

    Carolyn L. Kane

    Chapter from the book: Kane, C. 2019. High-Tech Trash: Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure.


    To better understand failure, it is necessary to abstract from our subjective, personal forms of failure or disappointment to see them instead as meaningful symbols of a broader human struggle. After filling in the contours of the “Failure Age,” the introduction addresses my research methods and defines the book’s five key concepts––glitch, noise, error, trash, and failure. I conclude the introduction with an overview of the chapters in the book.

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    Kane, C. 2019. Introduction: “Welcome to the Failure Age”. In: Kane, C, High-Tech Trash. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.83.a

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    Published on Dec. 17, 2019