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Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies

by Alicia Eler on August 12, 2014

Selfie-ification of Hamo Thornycroft,

It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments.

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The Last Selfie

by Alicia Eler on May 26, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — It’s the end of selfies as we know it. Dearest selfie fanatics, this will be my last story for the Hyperallergic selfie column; after one year of chronicling the selfie’s rise to fame, we collectively decided to let this investigation go off into the netherlands of internet data trails.

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Flying High with Selfies

by Alicia Eler on May 12, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — I was on an airplane flying back from Tulsa when I happened upon the phenomenon of mile-high selfies. Wifi is available up high, so why not take a selfie?

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Keeping Up With the Selfies

by Alicia Eler on April 28, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — The biggest selfie news of the past week comes from drones, which have spawned a new selfie category: the dronie.

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LOS ANGELES — A selfie says a thousand words, especially when it’s taken with a longtime friend. We’ve all taken selfies to commemorate something together; it’s as if the moment doesn’t exist if we didn’t take that photo. Some selfie situations are more intense than others, however.

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This Is Your Selfie Reality

by Alicia Eler on April 7, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — What’s the best thing about selfies right now? That they are everywhere, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. According to the internet, selfies are both the cause and effect of many social issues today.

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The new web series #Hashtag follows the lives of young queer women in Chicago whose dating patterns and attractions are significantly affected by the technologies that they use and, at times, abuse.

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Selfie Illusions

by Alicia Eler on March 31, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — How do we talk about real shit online? In the selfie world, where we become two-dimensional representations of ourselves as we would like to be seen, it’s sometimes not possible to do more than just like, reblog, retweet, ignore, or simply comment.

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Not Your Average Selfie

by Alicia Eler on March 24, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — Non-celebrities are more innovative with the selfie because all eyes are not (yet) on them.

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It’s one thing for people to take selfies with works of art; it’s another to climb on the art in order to get a photo and break it in the process.

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