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_Phone Story

A smartphone app about the dark side of consumer electronic manufacturing.

2011 Michael Pineschi,Molleindustria
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We, cultural producers, like to think that our work deals with symbols and information, but there is a very material reality behind our tools and infrastructures. With Phone story we wanted to create a paradoxical commodity that interrogates its own platform and works against the production of desire fueling electronic consumerism.

Michael Pineschi, Author.

Phone Story is a smartphone app about the dark side of consumer electronic manufacturing. The phone’s own supply chain is recounted with four games that symbolically implicate the player in coltan extraction in Congo, outsourced labor in China, e-waste in Pakistan and planned obsolescence in the West.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : United States
Year : 2011
Author : Michael Pineschi,Molleindustria
Producer : Molleindustria,YesLab
Team : Jesse Stiles,Minusbaby
Developers : Molleindustria
Designers : Molleindustria
Festivals : AND festival,Gwangju Design Biennale,IndieCade
Funders AND Incubators : AND festival,Gwangju Design Biennale,YesLab
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