Thursday, October 23, 2014

selfie day

in class.  My assignment was to take a selfie that would mean something to a specific audience - and then to write about it discussing what one had chosen, and why, and what kind of response one thought one's image (and caption? and hashtag?) would be met with.  This was after discussing a particularly ghastly dance-song by the Chainsmokers called # Selfie, and before talking about Kara Walker and Sugar Baby selfies (with detours through Beyonce, advertising campaigns featuring - for example - a selfie-taking squirrel - and funerals).  Nothing if not eclectic, this class - itself sandwiched (though there is a logic) between trauma and Barthes.  As ever, it seemed only fair to participate - a selfie with a specific audience of, I guess, our class ...

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