– Artists say selfie arm is a ‘sarcastic solution’ to selfie sticks
– The ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass and is lightweight and portable
– Pair behind it say it is ‘fortunately only a prototype.’
Selfie sticks, for better or worse, have taken the world by storm.
However, a pair of US artists believe they have gone one better, with a selfie arm.
The gadget makes those in the picture look as though they are holding hands with a loved one.
Created by New Mexico artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe,the pair say it offers a far better experience than using a straight stick.
They say they are ‘fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary ‘connectedness’ and ‘sociableness’, snee and crowe created the ‘selfie arm’.
They describe their invention as ‘the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves.’
The product, currently just an art project, ‘conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort.’
The ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, ‘and fortunately only a prototype,’ the pair say.
the collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.