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Separation of Church, State

Tehran: 5-a-side, obviously
 

Religious slogan adorns the wall of an Iranian sports hall – a common enough sight in a city adorned with revolutionary murals. Thoughts for today: the cultural differences in separation between church and state. Does the relatively high level of physical religious presence encourage or discourage the carrying of religious artifacts amongst mobile essentials? And for mobile phone manurfacturers does it encourage or discourage the religous customisation such as ringtones or wallpapers?

And the photos in the sport hall? Your’s truly partaking in a 5-aside footy game between conducting contextual interviews in Tehran. Yup, that phone is not a phone, its a stop-watch.

Tehran: 5-a-side, obviously

Tehran: 5-a-side, obviously

Tehran: 5-a-side, obviously

Tehran: 5-a-side, obviously