Know Thy Selfie —

Mark C. Marino
Jan 26, 2015 · 3 min read

An exercise in Selfie Reflection

An essay assignment — for #SelfieClass at USC

Prompt: How do your selfies produce or obscure a sense of your identity?

How do we create our selves? These days, one selfie at a time. And each selfie bears information that can be used to read our identity characteristics: our race-ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic status.

Painted toes overlook the spray from a speed boat. What do we learn from Beyoncé’s feet? (Instagram photo by Beyoncé Jan 16, 2015 at 11:56pm UTC)
Sitting statuesque among ancient stones — Instagram photo by Beyoncé * Jan 6, 2015 at 9:56pm UTC

How do your selfies produce or obscure a sense of your identity?

Choose 5 selfies of yourself and analyze them for your construction of three intersecting and overlapping identity characteristics.

The icon recreates an iconic image of workingclass women’s might — Instagram photo by Beyoncé * Jul 22, 2014 at 1:41pm UTC

Questions:

Some questions for reflection as you prepare your response.

The Grill re-imagined a la Vampires at Tiffany’s — Instagram photo by Beyoncé * Apr 13, 2014 at 10:38pm UTC
Serene MacBooking with head turned, mindfulness via Cupertino — Instagram photo by Beyoncé * Jan 22, 2015 at 12:16am UTC

BuzzAdemia Now!

A Journal for Buzzy Like-Reviewed Scholarship

BuzzAdemia Now!

A Journal for Buzzy Like-Reviewed Scholarship

Mark C. Marino

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writer/researcher of emerging digital writing forms. Prof of Writing @ USC, Dir. of Com. for ELO, Dir. of HaCCS Lab

BuzzAdemia Now!

A Journal for Buzzy Like-Reviewed Scholarship