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Cell Phone Art or More Data Trash?

Nokia is sponsoring part of PS1’s ( summer music series in New York. As part of it, they’re asking artists to create work using Nokia N series cell phone cameras. I like the spontaneous and almost community-based feeling of it, but I can’t shake the feeling that it’s part of A/ cell phone/wireless tech manufacturers’ drive to turn us all into obsessive compulsive documentarians of our own lives; or B/ piggybacking on the hip art quotient as part of the ‘design fetishism’ that fuels successful gadget cos like Nokia etc. Anyway, it’s kinda neat:

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