Selfie Arm by Justin Crowe Studio and Aric Snee

As long as selfie is in vogue, selfie stick is the accessory that’s not going away anytime soon. Why? Not everyone can afford to pilot an imaging drone to make the ‘perfect selfie’ and you also don’t want to be too over narcissistic and thus, using a selfie stick lets you capture a little of the background that will help make the whole selfie affair more subtle. So, you can go like “hey, I am not into selfie, really. I am just trying to show the world the beautiful backdrop. So ignore my beautiful face, alright?” Excuses aside, selfie is a global phenomena and in response to that, artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe has come together to develop an oddity, aptly known as Selfie Arm, poking fun at this seemingly narcissistic trend.

Selfie Arm by Justin Crowe Studio and Aric Snee

Selfie is often understand as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media” and hence, Selfie Arm is the duo’s sarcastic solution to “the problem of being alone.” With the arm, it creates the illusion that you aren’t alone, perhaps even suggesting a romantic relation between the supposed “photographer” and the subject. In turn, it also creates an illusion that social media has kept us more connected. Satire aside, the Selfie Arm is a real thing – a prototype to be exact, and if you haven’t already notice, it is bears the likeness of a real arm, a man’s supposedly, complete with sleeves and the correct skin tonal color and of course, an adjustable phone mount that can accommodate most smartphones.

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Want one? Well, then you are in luck cos’ Snee and Crowe have decided to release 10 limited edition signed “Selfie Arm” which wasn’t available previously. And the price? A cool $6,200. Astronomical sum no doubt – if you insist it is a weird take of a selfie stick, but not necessarily if you look at in artsy perspective and greater message that comes with it. We are curious. If you ever acquire this, will you take a selfie with it (as in, it in the photograph) and share it on your social media networks? If so, that will be irony at its best. Just saying…

Selfie Arm by Justin Crowe Studio and Aric Snee

Selfie Arm by Justin Crowe Studio and Aric Snee

via Design Boom