“There used to be the big magazine in the United States, the picture magazine, was Life Magazine, and then the big magazine after that was “People” magazine, it wasn’t about life, it was about people, and then the big magazine after that was “Us” magazine, it wasn’t about people anymore, it was just about us, and then after that the big magazine was “Self”. So it wasn’t even about us or people or life, it was about self.”
“And I think what you see with selfies is this obsessive interest in self, but in a very painful way.”
“It is almost like you do things so they look good in the photographs.
You do things to show you are having an exciting life, so in a way the photographs control you, the selfies control you.”
“We want to affirm ourselves in a very limited way, often, instead of the idea being generous and open and learning from others and all that, we are building, you know, I think a selfie is often a way of building a wall.”