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August 3   -   ArtsJournal: music

Starry Night, Maze, Flying Toasters - Remembers Screen Savers?

"Even when we chose them, personalized them, they were just there - artworks that we rarely thought of as art, partly because we never knew the names of the artists who had made them. The best examples of the genre underscored this sentiment by pushing back against the fact of conscious human design." Jacob Brogan offers a history of screen savers and an explanation (for you young'uns) of why they were necessary and why we now so rarely see them.

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