What Is A Selfie

Author: Carey Erichson
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532792717
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There are no dirty jokes or porno in this book, but most are very risqu� and very funny. We poke fun at everything and everyone, no exceptions. Black, white, boy, girl, other, Democrat or Republican, we don't care they are going to get it.Author believes that a joke a day keeps the doctor away. With over 6,000 jokes in his library, one can imagine the variety found in his joke books. All of his joke books can be displayed on the living room table and read by anyone.

Understanding Selfies

Author: Piotr Sorokowski
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889454657
File Size: 63,30 MB
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In the year 2013, ‘selfie’ was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries in recognition of dramatic changes in frequency, prominence, and register of the term. This drastic increase in selfie-taking was spurred by two factors. The first was the advent of smartphones equipped with front cameras and preview screens that made it easy to compose a photographic self-portrait by a process of deliberately exploring one’s image, choosing a pose, and finally taking the picture. The second key change contributing to the rise of the selfie age was the increasing availability of internet connections. It is estimated that about 50% of the world population has access to the internet today (2018; https://www.internetworldstats.com). At the end of the past century, this percentage was a mere 1%. The growth of the internet infrastructure simultaneously spurred the development of social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, providing accessible media for sharing photographs including photographic self-portraits. However, despite their tremendous reach and popularity, selfies have so far received relatively little attention by the scientific community, especially within psychology. Thus, we proposed a Frontiers in Psychology Research Topic to expand empirical and theoretical work on the massively popular, yet scientifically unexplored, phenomenon of the selfie. The articles published in this eBook offer a multifaceted insight into current scholarly work on this topic.

Selfie The Changing Face Of Self Portraits

Author: Susie Brooks
Editor: Wayland
ISBN: 9781526300256
File Size: 72,16 MB
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'Selfies' are everywhere - from Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to the Queen of England photobombing the Australian hockey team's selfie in 2014, you can't open a newspaper, or visit a news website, without seeing one. Recent technology, such as the selfie stick, and camera phones, have helped make the selfie a global trend, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a modern trend. But in fact, the first known selfies date from about 40,000 years ago and are hand stencils, discovered on a cave wall in Indonesia. Produced in conjunction with the Art Archive, Selfie charts the progress and the development of the self portrait, from Indonesian caves, through famous self-portrait artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and the invention of the camera, to iconic modern selfies such as the 2014 Oscar photograph. It looks at trends, techniques and the tales behind some famous self portraits - do you know why Van Gogh was driven to cut off a chunk of his ear? Or how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's stormy marriage affected their painting? Which teenage member of the Russian royal family sent a selfie she had taken in a mirror to a friend in 1914? And how are Andy Warhol's photographic techniques still influencing selfie-takers today? Selfie has the answers to all these questions, and many more! Packed full of fascinating information and incredible images, this is a must-have book for selfie-lovers of all ages!

Miss Impossible

Author: Caroline Cala
Editor: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 1328850919
File Size: 14,64 MB
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Malia, Dot, and Bree get a much older--and scarier--client than they expected, but looks can be deceiving.

Spirituality In The Selfie Culture Of Instagram

Author: Petra P. Sebek
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532673167
File Size: 19,80 MB
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This explorative study of personal spiritual expressions on Instagram generated important data in relation to the emerging field of cyberspirituality and showed the need for further development and research. The book reveals several forms of spirituality present on Instagram, mainly belonging to secular spirituality. Many spiritual practices emerged in posts from all over the world, demonstrated through photography as spiritual practice. The Internet—and social media in particular—present an opportunity for individuals and communities to develop spiritual narrative when communicating online, especially with young people who are more likely to express themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Spiritual authenticity on social media, as a part of building spiritual capital, is an important step.

The Future Of The Self

Author: Jay Friedenberg
ISBN: 0520298489
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"This book is about who we are and who we might be, given our current and future interactions with technology. It delves into what a person is as well as what a person might become. It is also about the descriptions we provide for ourselves, what we call our self or identity. These are complex topics and have been addressed from many different disciplinary perspectives. As a result we discuss them from the point of view of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and robotics. The central argument put forth here can be stated in three parts. (1) There is no difference between what we call natural and artificial systems because all systems are made up of matter and energy and are governed by universal physical laws. (2) Sufficient understanding of a system in the form of description, explanation, and prediction allows us to replicate or reproduce it. (3) Exact or functionally equivalent reproductions of an original system will exhibit similar behavior. If these three propositions are true then the existence of an artificial self is possible. These are very controversial statements and there are quite a few objections to them. This book is divided into four main sections. The first section includes this introduction along with a chapter on the philosophy of self and a chapter on the psychology of self. These three chapters together provide a summary of historical and contemporary thought on personhood, self, and identity. They serve as a foundation upon which the remaining parts of the book rest. The second section consists of three chapters. These are titled in order: The Brain, The Brain + Hardware, and The brain + Software. These topics can be thought of as concentric rings of self that radiate outward from the brain and body to include prosthetics and robotics (hardware) and then computer programs and artificial intelligence (software). In the third section there are four chapters. The first is on avatars, which are software manifestations of self. The second is on virtual worlds, which are the environments that avatars inhabit. The third is on software selves, beings that might exist as entirely electronic. The fourth chapter of this section that concludes the book is more speculative and describes what future selves might be like. Most of what we present up until this point is factual or plausible, based on scientific research or near term future predictions. But in the last chapter all bets are off. There we speculate on what might occur either within the next century or beyond. We live in exciting times where technology is accelerating exponentially. Many of us will live to see some of these ideas realized"--

The World In A Selfie

Author: Marco D'Eramo
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1788731107
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A spirited critique of the cultural politics of the tourist age. Or, why we are all tourists who hate tourists We've all been tourists at some point in our lives. How is it we look so condescendingly at people taking selfies in front of the Tower of Pisa? Is there really much to distinguish the package holiday from hipster city-breaks to Berlin or Brooklyn? Why do we engage our free time in an activity we profess to despise? The World in a Selfie dissects a global cultural phenomenon. For Marco D'Eramo, tourism is not just the most important industry of the century, generating huge waves of people and capital, calling forth a dedicated infrastructure, and upsetting and repurposing the architecture and topography of our cities. It also encapsulates the problem of modernity: the search for authenticity in a world of ersatz pleasures. D'Eramo retraces the grand tours of the first globetrotters - from Francis Bacon and Samuel Johnson to Arthur de Gobineau and Mark Twain - before assessing the cultural meaning of the beach holiday and the 'UNESCO-cide' of major heritage sites. The tourist selfie will never look the same again.

A Selfie As Big As The Ritz

Author: Lara Williams
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250126630
File Size: 33,26 MB
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“Lara Williams makes a bold debut with this razor-sharp, magnificently humane story collection.” —Entertainment Weekly She finds herself single, twenty-nine, partially-employed, and about a half a stone overweight. Roller dexter of eligible friends rattling thin. Thirties breathing down her neck like an inappropriate uncle. She jogs. Looks good in turquoise. Finds herself punctuating gas “better out than in!” patting her stomach like a department store Santa. This is who I am, she thinks. The women in Lara Williams’ debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, navigate the tumultuous interval between early twenties and middle age. In the title story, a relationship implodes against the romantic backdrop of Paris. In “One of Those Life Things,” a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend’s abortion. In “Penguins,” a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend’s bizarre sexual fantasy. In “Treats,” a single woman comes to terms with her loneliness. As Williams’ characters attempt to lean in, fall in love, hold together a family, fend off loneliness, and build a meaningful life, we see them alternating between expectation and resignation, giddiness and melancholy, the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on.

Culture Of The Selfie

Author: Ana Peraica
ISBN: 9789492302175
File Size: 47,58 MB
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Culture of the Selfie is an in-depth art-historical overview of self-portraiture, using a set of theories from visual studies, narratology, media studies, psychotherapy, and political principles. Collecting information from various fields, juxtaposing them on the historical time-line of artworks, the book focuses on space in self-portraits, shared between the person self-portraying and the viewer. What is the missing information of the transparent relationship to the self and what kind of world appears behind each selfie? As the 'world behind one's back' is gradually taking larger place in the visual field, the book dwells on a capacity of selfies to master reality, the inter-mediate way and, in a measure, oneself.


Author: Will Storr
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1468315900
File Size: 49,51 MB
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We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular—flawless. We have become self-obsessed. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are.It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, award-winning journalist Will Storr leads us on a “terrific tour through the history of self-obsession†? (NPR, On Point) that explores the origins of this notion of the perfect self that torments so many of us: Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell?Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. Ranging from Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie†? generation, and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us.

What S Wrong With A Selfie

Author: Constance Rocklein
ISBN: 9780228802952
File Size: 75,99 MB
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Children are taking their first selfies with pride in What's Wrong with a Selfie? by Constance Rocklein. This delightful book shows that there are great reasons why we all take the great selfie. Now children wait forever to get that chance to finally point and shoot on their own but wait... there is a special point that may be worth knowing... selfies can be seen as self-ish, oh no. Say fish! Be strong and snap that photo of yourself because you've waited a long time to do it.

Exploring The Selfie

Author: Julia Eckel
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319579495
File Size: 64,53 MB
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This volume explores the selfie not only as a specific photographic practice that is deeply rooted in digital culture, but also how it is understood in relation to other media of self-portrayal. Unlike the public debate about the dangers of 'selfie-narcissism', this anthology discusses what the practice of taking and sharing selfies can tell us about media culture today: can the selfie be critiqued as an image or rather as a social practice? What are the technological conditions of this form of vernacular photography? By gathering articles from the fields of media studies; art history; cultural studies; visual studies; philosophy; sociology and ethnography, this book provides a media archaeological perspective that highlights the relevance of the selfie as a stereotypical as well as creative practice of dealing with ourselves in relation to technology.

Selfie Love

Author: Haley Anne Bergsgaard
ISBN: 9780692112281
File Size: 68,56 MB
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Every picture in this book was taken by me. Every photo in this book is a selfie.

From Self To Selfie

Author: Angus Kennedy
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 303019194X
File Size: 34,66 MB
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This edited collection charts the rise and the fall of the self, from its emergence as an autonomous agent during the Enlightenment, to the modern-day selfie self, whose existence is realised only through continuous external validation. Tracing the trajectory of selfhood in its historical development - from the Reformation onwards - the authors introduce the classic liberal account of the self, based on ideas of freedom and autonomy, that dominated Enlightenment discourse. Subsequent chapters explore whether this traditional notion has been eclipsed by new, more rigid, categories of identity, that alienate the self from itself and its possibilities: what I am, it seems, has become more important than what I might make of myself. These changing dynamics of selfhood – the transition From Self to Selfie - reveal not only the peculiar ways in which selfhood is problematized in contemporary society, but equally the tragic fragility of the selfie, in the absence of any social authority that could give it some security.

Selfie Made

Author: Meridith Valiando Rojas
Editor: Wednesday Books
ISBN: 1250196752
File Size: 41,61 MB
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HOW DO I MAKE IT BIG ON SOCIAL MEDIA? WHAT IS MY STORY—AND WHO IS MY AUDIENCE? WHAT CONTENT SHOULD I POST TO ACHIEVE #SUCCESS? HOW DO I GO VIRAL...OR HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GET NOTICED? Selfie Made is a one-of-a-kind guide to creating a digital identity, finding an audience, and building a powerful brand—your own!—on the Internet. Whether you want to be in front of or behind the camera, produce click-worthy content or start your own business, this book is the place to begin. Written by Meridith Valiando Rojas, the hugely successful (and super friendly IRL) founder of DigiTour who has worked with every major star from YouTube to Musical.ly, this collection of personal anecdotes and professional advice, tricks of the trade and behind-the-screen secrets, will give you everything you need for your social media toolkit. Here, you’ll get to know the true stories behind some of today’s most successful multimedia stars and influencers, including: Max And Harvey - Blake Gray - Danielle Cohn Bryce Xavier - Lauren Godwin - Nathan Triska Trevor Moran - Messy Monday - Simon Britton ...and others who learned the ropes, beat the odds, and took social media by storm. And so can you!

The Selfie Vote

Author: Kristen Soltis Anderson
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062343122
File Size: 60,94 MB
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The GOP’s leading millennial pollster offers an eye-opening look at America’s shifting demographics and reveals how these changes will affect future elections. The American electorate is undergoing a radical transformation. Cultural factors are reshaping how a new generation of voters considers issues. Demographic shifts are creating an increasingly diverse electorate, and technological advances are opening new avenues for voter contact and persuasion. Kristen Soltis Anderson examines these hot-topic trends and how they are influencing the way youth, women, and minorities vote. Blending observations from focus groups, personal stories, and polling results, the Republican pollster offers key insights into the changing nature of American politics. The Selfie Vote introduces you to tech-savvy political consultants and shows you how these hip young pollsters and consultants are using data mining and social media to transform electoral politics—including tracking your purchasing history. Make some purchases at a high-end culinary store? Crave sushi? Your choices outside the ballot box can reveal how you might vote. And anyone interested in the future of politics should know where these cultural trends are heading. Data-driven yet highly readable, The Selfie Vote busts established myths about campaigns and elections while offering insights about what’s ahead—and what it could mean for American politics and governance.

Sketch Your Selfie Guided Sketchbook

Author: Amy Blackwell
Editor: Abrams Noterie
ISBN: 9781419743450
File Size: 66,47 MB
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A fun how-to sketchbook for drawing portraits and selfies! Sketch Your Selfie is an approachable guide to drawing all kinds of faces--starting with your own! Conceived by illustrator Amy Blackwell, this interactive book is not about mastering an academic or "realistic" approach to drawing. Instead, you'll learn some basic skills for drawing facial features and focus on capturing the quirky things that make us each unique: glasses, hairstyles, tattoos, and attitude. The sketchbook is also filled with prompts that offer different creative ways to represent yourself and your friends (as mermaids, spirit animals, robots, and pop-art portraits). For beginners, doodlers, and those who want to explore comic techniques for capturing a diverse range of people, Sketch Your Selfie offers a contemporary take on an age-old subject. Special Features Full-color illustrations throughout Paperback with lay-flat binding

The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408706598
File Size: 46,83 MB
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Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Goodnight Selfie

Author: Scott Menchin
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763631825
File Size: 37,59 MB
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After a young girl learns how to take photos of herself on a cell phone, she takes selfies all day, while brushing her teeth, skateboarding to school, and visiting her Grandma Joe.

Selfie Help

Author: Carrie Barclay
ISBN: 9781853758836
File Size: 17,59 MB
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Everyone from the Pope to the President does it! The phenomenon known as the "selfie" is one of the most popular social networking trends the world has ever seen--and it shows no signs of slowing. Written by two celebrated style and popular-culture commentators, The Selfie Book delves deep into this online sensation--so you'll never have to post a disastrous shot again. It explores every area of the photographic phenomenon, including belfies, welfies, melfies, shelfies, and photobombs; explains how to get a perfect picture; and showcases some of the most notorious examples.