Concept of the Selfie

First, watch: 

Once you have watched the above TED Talk, and completed a few readings for this upcoming week, in a short-essay consider the following questions: What explains the importance of Selfies in our image making culture? Why do we seem to enjoy looking at other people’s Selfies, especially celebrities? Why do some of us make them in such large quantities? Is it a sign that we are becoming ever more self-obsessed, or can we see this phenomenon as a positive means of creative self-expression? Include references from the readings. 

In the second part of this assignment, analyze your own selfie. What motivates you to take and post selfies? What does the selfie say about you?