by Nathan Austin
These are made of material found in Google Books search results, the consequences of catastrophic failures that resulted when Google's OCR misrecognized diagrams, engravings, the texture of the page, or even the leather binding as text, and transcribed it. With the exception of the second texture, which juxtaposes two found texts, these were all copied and pasted, then presented as-is.
Nathan Austin is the author of (glost), Tie an O, and Survey Says!, as well as the recent broadside Surround Sound (for Éliane Radigue). His work has recently appeared in Speculative Nonfiction, The Believer, Talisman, ToCall, and Translation: a Halophyte Collective exhibition. He lives in Los Angeles.
Nathan can be found on Instagram @ocrtifacts and on Twitter @nathan-austin