It wasn't too long ago we'd never heard of a smartphone. How did people live without GPS or Angry Birds or cat videos on their phones? Smartphone usage has evolved past basic utility and convenience into something like, well, art. WordSpace, the North Texas literary arts group, is using smartphones as an artistic conduit. For the installation Between Covers at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, the organization is launching an online registry of diverse works ranging from poems and novels to cookbooks and textbooks. The installation spills over from physical to technological space; visitors to the MAC gallery can can access videos of local authors on smartphones via QR codes. Between Covers: An Exhibition for Smart Phones and the Internet is on view Saturday through October 22 in the New Works Space at the MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue. The gallery is also offering two additional exhibitions: Bill Davenport and the Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs and Selections from the Seals of the Philosophers. Admission is free, but the gallery suggests a donation of $5. The MAC is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 17. Continues through Oct. 22, 2011