There’s something inherently awkward about using a selfie stick in public, but the awkward factor just got turned up a few levels thanks to designer…
It’s one thing not to have someone with you to take your picture (hence the need for the selfie stick in the first place), it’s another to wish you had someone with you so badly you have to fake it.
The ‘Selfie Arm’ was created by designer Justin Crowe for those who may BE lonely, but don’t want to LOOK lonely on social media.
fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary ‘connectedness’ and ‘sociableness’, snee and crowe created the ‘selfie arm’. the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort. you can even create fake accounts and use its finger to like all your images; its not you its the hand! ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, and fortunately only a prototype. the collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.
Check out a few more photos below. You can read more on the ‘selfie arm’ here.