Institute of Failure

  

The Institute of Failure offers quite a comprehensive compendium of those brickbats of

Unfortunately, the site appears dead or dormant (appropriately, I guess…what is the opposite of ‘ironic’). But it still has a nifty list of some pieces like ‘Distracted’ by Sara Jane Bailes and “The Small Failures” by Tim Etchells.

Right on the home page, it offers its own taxonomy of failure types…

  1. Accident
  2. Mistake
  3. Weakness
  4. Inability
  5. Incorrect Method
  6. Uselessness
  7. Incompatibility
  8. Embarrassment
  9. Confusion
  10. Redundancy
  11. Obsolescence
  12. Incoherence
  13. Unrecognizability
  14. Absurdity
  15. Invisibility
  16. Impermanence
  17. Decay
  18. Instability
  19. Forgetability
  20. Tardiness
  21. Disappearance
  22. Catastrophe
  23. Uncertainty
  24. Doubt
  25.   Fear
  26. Distractability
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