We live in a world that is constantly connected, whether it be through the internet TV or social media. It seems impossible to get away from it. I often wonder what it would be like to live twenty or even ten years ago when most people met and conversed face to face or through the phone. Even our cell phones that were created to be able to talk verbally, are rarely used for that purpose nowadays.
The new generation is known as the Me Generation, because of the fascination we have for constantly taking photographs of ourselves and for talking about ourselves on social media.
I saw a Tumblr post a couple of weeks ago that lead me to write this post.
Turns out King Henry The 8th was total hipster, with the self righteous personality to match, just kidding. I mean, seriously, I thought my generation was self absorbed. But honestly speaking, I will never understand the obsession that people have with constantly taking pictures of themselves. I get annoyed of just looking at my face in the morning when I get ready. I don’t get why people always have to take the same picture with the same pose and the same people like the same things over and over again.
Wait, maybe we are the Me Generation. Gash I hate being part of this generation.
Anyway, some artists are taking this new cultural obsession and creating their own spin on it.
A Reddit user came up with the idea of taking photographs that make it look as if the statues were taking selfies while visiting the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland. The visitor realized that many of the statues had poses that resembled that of self taking. Even a new subreddit was created for the new trend along with the hashtag #MuseumSelfie.
Olivia Muus, a designer and marketer, came up with their own mix up of selfies and classic art. A visit to to the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen with her friend resulted in the creation of a project entitled Museum of Selfies. Muus says that she “took a picture for fun and liked how this simple thing could change their character and give their facial expression a whole new meaning”.
This one is defiantly my favorite, Snapchat anyone.
*try to look thoughtful, try to look thoughtful*
The ever popular peace sign, we have another hipster here.