Alley is committed to amplifying the unique voices, experiences, and career advancement of women, black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. It is our responsibility to address the shortcomings in the technology industry so we can begin to include and diversify not only our employee base, but also the communities we invest
What do you do with a broken Kindle? Alley Technical Account Executive Tim Schwartz turns them into art. He has an exhibit called Escapism currently showing at the Leon Gallery in Denver, Colorado that displays renderings of the ocean, clouds, and other natural images on old Kindle E Ink screens and other ePaper devices.
One interesting note is that there’s no power involved in any of the art. Tim hacks the screens to add an image he wants to use, then cuts off all connectors, scrapes away the metal contacts, and removes any way to plug the Kindles back in. The E Ink screen then permanently displays the image, even when the art is dropped, jostled, or attacked with magnets.
Tim’s exhibit is open to the public and runs through April 24.