Why Do We Hate Selfies? by PBS Idea Channel

In this episode of PBS Idea Channel, host Mike Rugnetta defends the selfie by classifying it as perhaps an altogether different form of communication than a traditional photograph.

Despite being possibly the world’s most annoying habit, selfies are undeniably a major part of modern visual language. They may be the lowest common denominator of the art of photography, but they are also a legit form of communication (“a picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind). But maybe all the hate comes from a confusion about what selfies actually are! Is it possible they’re not actually “photographs” but a totally different form of communication?

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