David Byrne’s Parody Apps Almost as Dumb as Real Ones

Will be featured in art exhibit on social media

Former Talking Heads front man David Byrne, among others, will be part of a “Social Media” exhibit that goes up next month at the Pace Gallery in New York. Byrne contributed a collection of screenshots he made for fake iPhone apps of his own design. I do love me some David Byrne, but making fun of the vapidness of app culture isn't exactly cutting edge. Plenty of other folks have done it better—and without an art gallery's back-patting about their impact on human interaction. “Weaselface” sounds and looks like something my grandfather would have come up with. That said, it would be a nice break from the endless parade of apps that just make fart noises. Check out Byrne's app ideas after the jump.




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