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The Selfie Monopod

Malaysian girls with their selfie monopod, Kuala Lumpur, September 2014
Malaysian girls with their selfie monopod, Kuala Lumpur, September 2014

Malaysian girls with their selfie monopod, Kuala Lumpur, September 2014

 

I first noticed it near the Central market in Kuala Lumpur, a young woman had her mobile phone attached to a pole and held it over her head. Then I started noticing them everywhere.

People walking about with their phones on poles held out front as they walked about making a movie starring self.

I had hoped this trend/IT virus may have been contained to Asia, but no, yesterday there were so many people filming the movie “Self With Colosseum” they kept running into each other… co-starring in someone else’s self movie.

I guess they experience the wonder of Rome in a virtual sense when they get home………..sad.

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  1. It’s everywhere. Check out the article in the September 22 issue of the New Yorker by Nick Paumgarten called ‘We Are A Camera’ – Experience and memory in the age of GoPro.
    One can only think what George Orwell would have done with this. Two way telescreens seem quaint and almost benign.
    Poor Winston Smith would have been required to wear recording devises 24/7. And instead of ‘Big Brother is Watching You’ it would be ‘ Because You Have Nothing To Hide’.

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