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Stop Capturing Moments And Start Living Them: 2 Powerful Videos That Will Make You Want To Deactivate Your “Anti”-Social Networks

Tuesday 09.30.2014 , Posted by
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The internet has certainly connected people more than ever before, but our social networks are also making some of us more anti-social to the people in the physical realm of our lives. In this first video, called ASPIRATIONAL, by Matthew Frost, Kirsten Dunst stars as herself in a realistic short with 2 starstruck millenials. Driving past the celebrity, 2 Generation Y girls stop their car to hop out and take some selfies, but it is evident they are more concerned with the Instagram likes they will receive than the fact that they just met a famous actress. They have nothing to say to her and although they are sharing the same space in the universe, they only look at her through the phone screen in selfie mode while they are interacting. This scene is a regular occurrence and people are starting to get fed up with the narcissistic society created by social networks, including Prince Ea, who does an impressive spoken word poem on the subject in the second video. [Read more...]

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These Statues Look Like They’re Taking Selfies

Monday 08.11.2014 , Posted by
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The selfie is everywhere. Ellen Degeneres has that star-studded masterpiece from the Oscars; a curious monkey snapped one in the woods; and Kim Kardashian just announced she’s putting out a coffee table of her best examples in 2015 (please… no…). Now classic statues are getting in on the trend. Redditor Jazus_ur_lookin_well recently spent a day at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland, creating a series of funny captures that make the statues appear to be taking selfies. The look on each statue’s face is priceless and oh so timely. [Read more...]

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Tired of Boring Selfies? This App Lets You Create a Pixelated 3D Printed Avatar of Yourself

Friday 02.21.2014 , Posted by
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It used to be good enough to take a selfie and pop it up on Instagram, but no longer: two French creative whizzes have created LEBLOX, a soon to be released app that will let you create a 3D printed, pixelated version of yourself. Let the 8-bit frenzy begin. [Read more...]

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40 Weeks and a Mirror: One Woman’s Pregnancy in 10 Beautiful Photos

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

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The miracle of pregnancy is so wonderful that women willingly go through morning sickness, back aches, and a pain that men can not even fathom to bring a new life into the world. Argentinian photographer Sophie Starzenski documented her beautiful progression in a simple set of ten photographs. With her Canon blocking her face, she captured a monthly shot of her body’s transformation in a mirror. The selfie snapshots show her growing bump, with a special surprise reveal at the end. The series, which she calls “Proyecto Pyokko” (Pyokko is a nickname for her new bundle of joy), is as perfectly composed as the precious infant she created. [Read more...]

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Mirror, Mirror- Selfies Painted on Wood

Thursday 04.04.2013 , Posted by

1 César Moreno

Ah, the bathroom mirror selfie: the most narcissistic digital relic of our time, although I can’t say it’s not fun to be on the receiving end. César Moreno, based in Cancun, Mexico, takes these selfies out of the digital realm with a new series called Espejito, Espejito (Mirror, Mirror). On 80 x 50cm wooden canvases, he paints sexy images of women snapping cell phone pics in the mirror. His unique style leaves the women looking like wooden marionettes, perhaps suggesting something deeper. [Read more...]

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