Our second NetNarr twitter chat is an opportunity for a networked conversation about the act, the artifact, the implications of our socially shared images as selfies.

This chat is hosted and taking place during class for Kean University students and we hope others join in like our last one.

We will run this for 45 minutes starting at 5:15PM ET on Tuesday, February 13.

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Our host and question launcher is @helterskelliter look for tweets from her bearing the #netnarr hashtag. We will use and suggest the Tweetchat platform, look for activity room at http://tweetchat.com/room/netnarr

Kelli has already written an extensive blog post with references and resources about selfies but at a minimum review Vulture’s Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie

Expect possible questions:

  • Selfies: what are they and what are they about? When you see a selfie, what does it mean to you?
  • According to art Historian Geoffrey Batchen, selfies represent, “the shift of the photograph from memorial function to a communication device.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
  • What message does the selfie convey? Does/can it convey one? And, how does that message function in our current culture?
  • What do think the future of the selfie is? Are selfie-museums on their way? Could the selfie be the next contemporary art movement?

Bring your ideas to our class, tweet you there…

Selected Tweets


Featured Image: Pixabay image by Tookapic shared into the public domain using Creative Commons CC0.