Mike Nourse, a co-founder of the Chicago Art Department, has reconciled his love-hate relationship with iPhones by creating a five-week art class around the phone, reports the New York Times. Despite his mixed feelings about Apple's phone--its ubiquity, its utility, and its ability to extinguish conversation--he said the course was an obvious vehicle for the art department, an all-volunteer organization that describes itself as "dedicated to cultivating new voices, ideas, and practices in contemporary art." "We've always been rooted in accessible art," Nourse said. "The idea that people could create art with something in their pocket--that seemed like something we...

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