PROJECT: Selfiecity

Selfiecity “investigates selfies using a mix of theoretic, artistic and quantitative methods.” The project, led by Lev Manovich, Mortiz Stefaner and several others, is a collection 3,200 “selfies” collected from five cities around the globe that critically examine a particular type of new media to reveal demographic and other patterns. The site includes an interactive interface allowing users to quickly browse the photos based on certain characteristics as well as three essays that theoretically ground the project in the history of photography and cultural analysis.







dh+lib Review

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