Phone Story \ Mollieindustria (2011)
Phone Story is an educational game about the dark side of your favourite smart phone. Follow your phone’s journey around the world and fight the market forces in a spiral of planned obsolescence.
Under the shiny surface of our electronic gadgets, behind its polished interface, hides the product of a troubling supply chain that stretches across the globe. Phone Story represents this process with four educational games that make the player symbolically complicit in coltan extraction in Congo, outsourced labor in China, e-waste in Pakistan and gadget consumerism in the West.
Keep Phone Story on your device as a reminder of your impact. All of the revenues raised go directly to workers’ organisations and other non-profits that are working to stop the horrors represented in the game.
Institutionally sponsored by Gwangju Biennial.