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What the world has been waiting for: a selfie stick that looks like you have a friend taking the picture

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/04/15

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Fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary ‘connectedness’ and ‘sociableness’, [designers] 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.

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And find out how you can order one (for just $6,200) here. 

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