Lapse is a text-based piece published in the online magazine Interact, under the theme Dead Link.

The text is entirely composed of quotes, most of them found online, all related in some way with at least one of the meanings of the word “lapse”: a slip towards entropy, an omission, or an interval of time. The quotes link to their sources, but the code contains a script that invalidates a randomly determined subset of the links by removing characters from their URLs. The images are similarly rigged, so that they don’t always point to their source, but instead display other quotes as alt text. Each time the page is loaded, different links or images may be affected. All the images used were taken from the British Library flickr archive.

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