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

Murat Nemet-Nejat muratnn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 09:29:12 AEDT 2015

The inconvenience of a procedure (like frantically running to place oneself
in front of the lens before the click) has subtle but particularly in the
arts important consequences: it forces the person to be selective.


On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 5:14 PM, Jonathan Schroeder <jesgla at rit.edu> wrote:

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> 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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