John Butler

Xerox’s Paradox

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 |  Anima +
Electronic Language International Festival



Interrogative Fashion for the age of Intelligent Supertasking. ‘Xerox’s Paradox’ is technology’s inverse effect. Fearful of a paperless future, the research at Xerox Parc led to, among other things, the GUI (Graphic User Interface), which in turn led to a massive increase in the production of printed matter.


John Butler: Born in Dublin in 1959. Studied Drawing & Painting and Electronic Imaging at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Lives and works in Glasgow as a 3D artist.