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Featured: The Institute of Failure

About the Institute Situated on the ungraspable border between deadpan irony and high seriousness, The Institute of Failure dedicates itself to the documentation, study, and theorisation of failure as it occurs in all aspects of human endeavour. Existing as a website and through occasional live presentations, the Institute of Failure is a think-tank whose concerns may be summed up in the following questions: What is failure? How do things fail? Why do things fail? What is the part of failure in the psychic, cultural and social landscape of human-kind? Headed by Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) and Matthew Goulish (Goat Island) and backed by a team of Honorary Scholars the Institute aims to map the face of contemporary failure in avowedly cross-disciplinary style, exploring areas such as...