Selfies get even stranger with the MacBook Selfie Stick

The glorious, overwrought MacBook Selfie Stick. This big bad selfie stick doesn’t just hold a dainty smartphone; it holds an entire laptop. It is actually a creative project from New York City artists Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle. They built the eye-catching stick, mounted an Apple laptop and took it out on the town for a series of photos.  There’s no hiding it. It doesn’t compact down for portability. It’s huge and proud of it.

The artists refer to the selfie-stick project as a “performance.”  The website for the contraption shows artists using the MacBook Selfie Stick around New York City, including in Times Square and Washington Square Park. In some of the photos, you can see passers-by looking confused and bewildered

It could be a multilayered commentary on the absurdity of selfie sticks, on our culture’s desire to star in our photos and the lengths we will go to do so.

sources:  cnet.com; petapixel.com; mashable.com; foxnews.com; macbookselfiestick.com

Brian CecilSelfies get even stranger with the MacBook Selfie Stick