Invalid Format is an archive of the widespread publishing activities of Triple Canopy, the editorial collective and online magazine based in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin. The book, designed in collaboration with Project Projects, translates into print work that originally appeared in other forms. This inaugural volume of Invalid Format includes artist projects and literary work published in the first year of Triple Canopy's existence, documentation of public programs, and a sampling of foundational correspondence. In form and content, the book explores how works produced for the screen might be transposed to the codex in a way that recalls that former context while also fully inhabiting the page. Consider Invalid Format a new design for reading, the book as content-management system.
Contributors include Lene Berg, Keren Cytter, Rivka Galchen, Sheila Heti, Adam Helms, the International Necronautical Society, Craig Kalpakjian, Jon Kessler, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rachel Mason, Amir Mogharabi, Ed Park & Rachel Aviv, Emily Richardson & Iain Sinclair, Michael Robinson, and Diane Williams.
Triple Canopy, an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities, facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them.