The mobile phones are with our team all the time, and additionally they can create incredible things. Instagram has actually allowed all of us to be amateurish photographers, taking pictures of one’s meals, all of our communities – and yes, our selves.

Selfies have become not simply popular, but somewhat of a cultural hobby, particularly for adolescents and twenty-somethings. The effectiveness of the camera cellphone and also the fascination with social media marketing programs that are visually-based, like Instagram, have actually obligated individuals to simply take more pictures, documenting every part of their life. During the middle within this compulsion is selfies.

While selfies tend to be supposed to be a fun, benign way of revealing the fans and buddies where you stand and what you’re up to, for a lot of, they have come to be some a fixation. As soon as you blog post selfies all the time, what is the affect your real-life interactions? Really does the work of having a selfie take you out from the minute, stopping you from undoubtedly enjoying anywhere you may be and anyone who you’re with?

a British learn from college of Birmingham was released a year ago that displays selfies perform negatively effect interactions. Even if you think posting a steady stream of selfies delivers your friends and friend closer to you, going for usage of you moment-by-moment, it really makes them feel more remote.

Included in the three-year study, scientists requested players how they thought once they watched different people within their group – like a detailed pal, a partner, or simply just an acquaintance – uploading selfies. Then they requested these to report in the quality of their unique connection with all the individual publishing selfies. They unearthed that individuals felt less supported by and less romantic with individuals which published more regular selfies, despite their particular relationship utilizing the individual – actually their unique lovers/ partners.

Put another way, uploading avenues of selfies may actually distance you against those you adore instead of bring you together.

Fortunately you are able to get another type of method with a lot better outcomes. It seems that individuals who are near to you IRL may well not value you sharing every small pose and time with your followers – several of who may be work co-workers or acquaintances. Men and women close to you wish feel truly special.

As opposed to uploading whatever you believe might be interesting, precious or funny, consider your audience. Possibly as an alternative you are able to text your lover or companion the selfie, versus publishing it openly over social media marketing. Be much more selective as to what you express – and check out the impact this may have on your own work and personal relationships.

Important thing: selfies are included in all of our culture, even so they do not have to tell your existence story.


Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.