David Byrne’s Fake Apps

08.18.11 Marina Galperina

Oh-so-much-more-than-a-Talking-Head David Byrne created this series of fantasy smart phone apps for the upcoming social media-themed show at Pace Gallery. I know they’re meant to be faux-widget funnies, but someone get me that Weaselface. “Adds snark and satire to any written text” and comes with a “Libel Check?” Just imagine the clever shit you could reading!

Childster, ha. That’s cute. Only it’s not. There are plenty of baby-monitor-or-whatnot apps that have already begun to turn your brood into Tamagotchi pets. “Social Media,” Group Show, Sep 16 – Oct 15, The Pace Gallery, NYC