As part of an exhibit called 'Social Media,' Byrne has created app 'portraits' to depict their prevalence in our culture.

Considering the increasing prevalence of ‘apps’ in our culture as a new kind of software for devices such as phones and tablets it would make sense for someone to appropriate their form for an art project.

This is exactly what David Byrne has done with his fake iPhone apps which are more like portraits of the apps that examine not only their formal aspects but also use that form to communicate particular ideas about social networking, online communication and our increasing reliance on apps to do more for us.

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