The Digital Aura: Selfie & Renaissance Gaze Shift

Portraits confront us on the most fundamental level of the self. Self-portraits, even more so. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current obsession with social media self-portraits via the selfie.
Is this a trend of collective narcissism peaking in our increasingly mediated, digitized and posted lives? Or, is the selfie merely the result of the awesome technology literally in the palm of any smartphone wielding global citizen?Read more:

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