“Why Selfies? Why Introverts? Why Now?” at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival

Post-panel selfie with John Roderick and Beth Buelow!

Post-panel selfie with John Roderick and Beth Buelow!

The good folks at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Arts & Culture Festival invited me to participate on the panel “Why Selfies? Why Introverts? Why Now?” at Town Hall. I had a grand time talking about selfies’ relationship to the history of portraiture, photography and pop culture with host John Roderick, lead singer and guitarist for the band The Long Winters and music critic with Seattle Weekly, and the Tacoma-based introvert expert Beth Buelow.

Here’s some official text from the Town Hall Seattle website:

For the first time ever, Bumbershoot’s popular Words & Ideas series “Why This? Why That? Why Now?” premieres outside of the festival. Do selfies communicate the purest depiction of the present? Are introverts the next evolution of pop idol? Hosted by Bumbershoot moderator John Roderick, the evening will highlight current cultural trends, as well as announce the 2014 Theatre, Spectacles, Visual Arts, and Words & Ideas programming. Roderick will be joined by Alicia Eler, author of the “Selfie Column” for Hyperallergic and, Introvert Entrepreneur Beth Buelow. For 43 years the can’t-miss capstone to our Seattle summer, Bumbershoot celebrates the diversity of music, dance, theatre, literature, visual arts, and other creative programming happening locally, nationally, and internationally.

Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with One Reel, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Tickets: $5.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Learn more: About Bumbershoot.