👓 The #SelfieUnselfie Project | Connected Learning Alliance

Read The Project by Mia C. ZamoraMia C. Zamora (Connected Learning Alliance)
SelfieUnselfie Project graphic of smartphone outline with "The Project" written insite Selfies have become the cultural artifacts of our time, a digital mosaic of the diversity of our online lives. And while some say selfies are a mark of a deeply narcissistic culture, others say sel...

This project reminds me about some of the history of funeral photography and the idea of “caskies” as cultural identity I read over the summer.

👓 Selfies at Funerals | The Atlantic

Read Selfies at Funerals by James Hamblin (The Atlantic)
A new Tumblr compiles self-portraits taken at funerals and shared with the world. Here are a few, interspersed with more traditional efforts at celebrating life and publicly reflecting on mortality.

An interesting and excellent follow-on from the prior story I read. Somehow the older mores of photographing and arranging the dead seem at least connected to those we’ve lost whereas some of these funeral selfies or so-called “caskies” they don’t seem to be mourning much of anything except the minute amounts of fame they may be losing.