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DJ Spooky Hosts Contest to Create Imaginary Apps

To promote their upcoming The Imaginary App book, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky) and Svitlana Matviyenko are hosting a contest for creative people to imagine “the most desirable, terrifying, or ridiculous apps that haven’t been and, possibly, will never be released.”

Some entries will join a traveling art exhibition of “original icons of nonexistent apps” to support the book and be featured in the anthology.  and publication of selected works in our anthology. Check it out:

We live in the hope that ubiquitous computing will help us maintain our public and private lives – relationships, work, and leisure – and apps promise to make computation even more seamless and the media environment even more subliminal. If anything, apps reveal how much we depend on this promise when we imagine our being with each other as being with technology … The goal of this project is to challenge the limits of technological assistance endorsed by the slogan: “There’s an app for that.” What are the most desirable, terrifying, or ridiculous apps that haven’t been and, possibly, will never be released? Formulate a concept of an app. Translate it in the language of design. (Via Neil Gaiman)

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