An Online Project Shames Selfie-Takers at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial / Hyperallergic

World War II ended more than 70 years ago, but the horrors of the Holocaust (or Shoah, in Hebrew) have not receded from historical memory. Yet for some reason, there’s a disconnect when it comes to social media culture. Many people casually visit Holocaust memorial sites and take selfies or sexy pics, all the while knowing […]

Lecture – “Selfie Culture” at Cal State Fullerton

Thank you CalState Fullerton, Camera Absurda Photography Club and Julie Orser for inviting me to speak about my selfie culture research project.   Tweet

The Selfie Illusion / press mention on “Selfies, Snapchat and Cyberbullies” blog

I’m excited to be quoted in this post about selfies, snapchat and cyberbullies. danah boyd is in there, too! check it out: Tweet

Smart selfie quote in Western Morning News UK [PRESS]

I am quoted in a British newspaper story about selfie culture. Check it out! But most selfies are not taken with celebs. As an American critic called Alicia Eler has written, selfies are: “Where we become our own biggest fans and private paparazzi.” Read more:   Tweet

Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies / Hyperallergic

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. That’s what Reddit user Jazsus_ur_lookin_well has done, finding a way […]

“New Media Selfie” for KC Studio Magazine [PRESS]

I’m quoted in Carrie Riehl and Ross Redman’s article “New Media Selfie” for KC Studio Magazine. Check out the web version here: Print version here: Quotes from me here: “I think there is a clear measure of disingenuousness in selfies like Ellen’s corporate Samsung-sponsored selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards. This became another version of […]

Selfie Surveillance Lecture at The Project Room Seattle

June 25, 6pm: Selfie Blogger Alicia Eler in a conversation about Privacy and the selfie  It is hard to walk down the street or enter a retail outlet, let alone leave one’s home, without feeling that you are being watched. Yet in an age of constant surveillance, why would we willingly post selfies to the […]

“Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie” by Jerry Saltz — New York Magazine [PRESS]

I am honored to be a part of Jerry Saltz’s take on the selfie in his column for this week’s New York Magazine. Check out the quote here: Selfies are usually casual, improvised, fast; their primary purpose is to be seen here, now, by other people, most of them unknown, in social networks. They are never […]

The Last Selfie / Hyperallergic

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. I want to tell you that this is […]

“Me and You and Every Selfie We Know” at the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Who cares about selfies? Me and you and a lot of smart folks in Tulsa. On Thursday, May 8, I had the pleasure of presenting my selfie lecture at the Philbrook Downtown. Discussing the relationship between selfies, the history of self-portraiture in photography and art, and then looking into contemporary selfie culture, I consider what […]