When you have a remote team, it’s important to be intentional about how you celebrate holidays. If there aren’t group events or decorations in your office, it can be hard to share the holiday spirit. This year we did something new – remote gift exchanges!
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.