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Cell Phone Art or More Data Trash?

Nokia is sponsoring part of PS1’s (ps1.org) 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:

http://www.nokia.com/warmup05/

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