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Mona Museum of New Art – Group Show

 
 

Selfie! 

‘Unfortunately, the selfie continues to be the target of derision, despite its popularity across all generations of cell phone users. “It’s bogged down in this narcissist argument. It’s often confused with profile pictures and with some self-representation practices that we can see on Facebook.” And journalists are partly to blame, she says. “The media tends to highlight online social practices as being the result of narcissistic behaviors, simply because Internet and mobile phones are communication tools open to everyone.” In fact, these new communication tools have helped us, because the media have now lost their centuries-old monopoly on not only the creation but the mass distribution of both images and of speech.’
– Olivier Laurent for Time

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