[-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 132, Issue 3

Jonathan Schroeder jesgla at rit.edu
Thu Dec 10 09:14:18 AEDT 2015

Yes, I think you have identified a key aspect of selfies -- the convenience of having a camera in your phone, and seemingly most critically, the convenience of being able to turn the lens 'toward' you to take a selfie.  Of course, many other forms of self-portraiture with cameras existed before seflies rose to prominence – I remember many times my father setting the timer on camera mounted on a tripod, and running, somewhat frantically, to get into the picture with the rest of my family.  And, in a larger sense, the ease of selfies have offered a boon to self-representation and self-expression, even as they remain bounded by cultural limitations, such as those mentioned by Derek Conrad Murray in his post and writings.
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