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With so much attention focused on the mini, the mobile, and the uploaded, that workhouse piece of hardware in the corner of your studio, the scanner, might be feeling neglected. Maybe the next generation will give it more attention? At the recent Tate Britain SCAN.IT exhibit for the Tiny Tate event on November 3, Brighton-based design+production duo Magic+Mafia put a pair of scanners in the hands of tots and their families. In the SCAN.IT "shed" (based on a beach hut design), youngsters were invited to create their own artwork via a household scanner. Kids could scan a range of provided objects and make abstract images, or take impromptu scanner "portraits." The artists took home high quality prints of their creations—and some pieces were selected for a mini exhibit within the shed itself.

Photos by lucid-photography.co.uk