Singer/songwriter/artist David Byrne has created a series of Absurdist iPhone Apps for an upcoming art show. The apps were created for the upcoming 'Social Media' exhibit at New York City's The Pace Gallery.
The three faux apps created by Byrne are Invisible Me, Weaselface (my favorite) and Childster. Invisible Me is used to reply to every incoming text and email you receive with an option to upgrade the app to accept packages and deliveries at home. Weaselface is used to make you sound more interesting via text or email by automatically making your writing more snarky. Childster is perhaps the most functional of all of these fictional apps, turning your iPhone into a full-blown babysitter.
If you can't make it to New York City for the show, you can check out David Byrne's Absurdist iPhone Apps here. I would be all over Weaselface if it existed.
David Byrne's Absurdist iPhone Apps Poke Fun at the iPhone's App Catalog
1. Absurdist Iphone Apps - Creating and promoting absurd iPhone apps for entertainment purposes.
2. App-based Communication Enhancement - Developing apps that enhance communication by automatically responding or adding humor to messages.
3. Functional Fictional Apps - Designing fictional apps that serve practical purposes, such as turning an iPhone into a babysitter.
1. Entertainment Technology - Using humor and absurdity to create entertaining experiences within the technology industry.
2. Communication and Messaging - Incorporating innovative features into communication apps to enhance user experiences and interactions.
3. Childcare and Parenting - Exploring app-based solutions for parents, utilizing technology to assist with childcare and parenting responsibilities.