New Selfie Stick Makes It Appear As If You’ve Got Friends When You Don’t

Selfie Stick Hand

Photo by Aric Snee

The Selfie stick just got a little less pathetic. Kidding. It didn’t. Selfie sticks are still sad as shit but this new selfie stick modeled to look like a human arm will make users appear to be a little less pathetic.

Created by Aric Snee and Justine Crowe, here’s the idea behind the Selfie Arm besides “utter loneliness.”

Fascinated by the idea of technology and its illusionary ‘connectedness’ and ‘sociableness’, snee and crowe created the ‘selfie arm’. the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort. you can even create fake accounts and use its finger to like all your images; its not you its the hand! ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, and fortunately only a prototype. the collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.

Now all a person will have to do is explain who’s hand keeps getting in the photo and why you’re dating a fucking fake hand.

[via Geekologie]

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