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La société en mouvement « 2.0 » : quels enjeux, quelles opportunités, quel avenir ?
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L’affaire du selfie de singe n’est peut-être pas terminée

L’affaire du selfie de singe n’est peut-être pas terminée | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
La justice a rejeté sa plainte mais, comme le note Motherboard, laisse la possibilité à l'ONG de déposer une plainte amendée et de tenter à nouveau d'obtenir des dommages et intérêts au nom de Naruto. PETA, qui n'a pas écarté cette possibilité, dit vouloir utiliser cet argent pour venir en aide à cette espèce menacée d'extinction.

Au moment du verdict, son avocat, Jeff Kerr, se félicitait, malgré la défaite, d'un jour « historique » dans le droit américain, car « nous avons pu plaider que Naruto devrait bénéficier des droits d'auteur plutôt que d'être lui-même vu comme un objet appartenant à quelqu'un ».
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Ok, donc on va poursuivre en justice pour faire rentrer de l'argent et l'utiliser pour d'autres choses que lié à l'affaire. Pourquoi ne pas lancer une campagne sympathique avec selfies des singes pour collecter de l'argent? 

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“Vous n’avez rien compris aux selfies”

“Vous n’avez rien compris aux selfies” | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Prenez le Prince Harry. Alors qu’une jeune fille lui demandait de poser à ses côtés lors d’un voyage en Australie, il lui a répondu : “Non, je déteste les selfies. Sérieusement, vous devriez laisser tomber. Je sais que vous êtes jeune, mais les selfies, c’est mal. Prenez plutôt une photographie normale.”

Je comprends très bien le prince Harry. Il pense : “Je ne partage pas la représentation, allez jouer ailleurs. Moi qui suis le prince, j’ai le droit au spectacle. Vous, vous avez le droit de me regarder.”

On a retrouvé cette même réaction lors du Festival de Cannes de 2013, lorsque Thierry Frémaux a qualifié le selfie de “laid, vulgaire, ridicule et grotesque” et tenté - vainement - de l’interdire aux stars lors de la montée des marches.

Catherine Deneuve n’en pensait pas moins : pour l’actrice,“le selfie banalise tout”. Cannes, c’est le symbole même de cette industrie qui produit du spectacle.

Regardez Cannes juste avant la querelle du selfie : on voit la vedette, seule, entourée d’une nuée de photographes professionnels. Un an après, tout a changé : le selfie impose une nouvelle proximité avec le public.
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Selfie Control

Selfie Control | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Critics debate whether selfies are narcissism or empowerment, whether they are vaguely embarrassing, belong in art museums, are evidence of some generational failing, or a revolutionary act of self-love. One thing that emerges out of these debates is a question of the looped gaze, in which the photographer and the subject occupy the same position—indeed, are the same person.
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#selfies, all the more selfies. Excerpt.

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"If we view the selfie as a kind of pinnacle of photographic consent via the looped gaze (the photographer is the subject, the subject is the photographer), we can depart from this civil contract to interrogate different breakdowns of permission, of recognition—who doesn’t get to take a selfie, and what does that reveal about the conditions that keep them from doing so."

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Sur Instagram, une jeune Norvégienne donne une autre dimension au selfie

Sur Instagram, une jeune Norvégienne donne une autre dimension au selfie | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Le Monde.fr - 1er site d'information. Les articles du journal et toute l'actualité en continu : International, France, Société, Economie, Culture, Environnement, Blogs ...
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#selfietime

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Taking Lots Of Selfies Is Not A Mental Disorder | TechCrunch

Taking Lots Of Selfies Is Not A Mental Disorder | TechCrunch | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Have you heard? The American Psychological Association says that taking an excessive amount of selfies is now considered a mental disorder. But of course this..
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More on selfies... Excerpt.

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"But not only is “Selfitis” not a true disorder, claiming that it’s a negative behavior may actually be a blow to feminists who hold that the selfie is young female empowerment. Selfie proponents assert that labeling the practice as a disorder is just one more way to call women crazy for being proud of themselves."

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Felfies help people understand where their food comes from

Felfies help people understand where their food comes from | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Carrie Mess: Yes, farmers love taking selfies with their animals, but the real benefit is engagement between food producers and consumers
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I do admit, at first, I found it a strange idea : farmers taking selfies and sending them out. But the article is interesting and puts the movement in a bigger framework. Excerpt.

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"As ag blogger Ryan Goodman said about the felfie on his blog:

It's actually a pretty great way for farmers to mesh with a pop-culture movement and make a few connections that lead to a little advocacy. Adding a bit of personality to our messages helps build those relationships.
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The felfie isn't just a product of having smart phones, it's also a product of having an all consuming job where you are mostly working alone. Snapping a photo of yourself doing something interesting to share with the world creates a fun and helpful circle for farmers to share what they love doing with others who are passionate about food and the environment. Don't get me wrong, I love my cows – they are part of my family – but it's good to have some interaction with folks with opposable thumbs, too.

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@MarDixon » Blog Archive » Going Viral with #MuseumSelfie

@MarDixon » Blog Archive » Going Viral with #MuseumSelfie | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Et la réponse populaire et #fun du #museumselfie day...

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Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie

Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
It’s become a new visual genre—a type of self-portraiture formally distinct from all others in history.
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Excellent analysis of a new genre, the #selfie. A must read. Extract.

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"We live in the age of the selfie. A fast self-portrait, made with a smartphone’s camera and immediately distributed and inscribed into a network, is an instant visual communication of where we are, what we’re doing, who we think we are, and who we think is watching. Selfies have changed aspects of social interaction, body language, self-awareness, privacy, and humor, altering temporality, irony, and public behavior. It’s become a new visual genre—a type of self-portraiture formally distinct from all others in history. Selfies have their own structural autonomy. This is a very big deal for art.

Genres arise relatively rarely. Portraiture is a genre. So is still-life, landscape, animal painting, history painting. (They overlap, too: A portrait might be in a seascape.) A genre possesses its own formal logic, with tropes and structural wisdom, and lasts a long time, until all the problems it was invented to address have been fully addressed. (Genres are distinct from styles, which come and go: There are Expressionist portraits, Cubist portraits, Impressionist portraits, Norman Rockwell portraits. Style is the endless variation within genre.)"

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See The First “Selfie” In History Taken by Robert Cornelius, a Philadelphia Chemist, in 1839

The first recorded instance of the selfie harkens back to what may have been the first photographic portrait. In 1839, a young Philadelphia chemist named Robert Cornelius stepped out of his family’s store and took a photograph of himself. Take a look at the result.
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Interesting article, and don't forget to read the comments :-)

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"I believe the main difference between the pre-internet ‘selfies’ (among which I include painted selfportraits) and the selfie phenomenon of today is the massive scale of it. This makes it possible to compare the way we perceive ourselves and want to be perceived. And what do we see when we make those comparisons? We are all te same:nnhttp://www.avadenticals.org/categories/95.-salutenhttp://www.avadenticals.org/categories/81.-bubble-gumnhttp://www.avadenticals.org/categories/59.-duckfacenhttp://www.avadenticals.org/categories/61.-headsetnhttp://www.avadenticals.org/categories/86.-fist"

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Faut-il interdire les photos de vacances?

Faut-il interdire les photos de vacances? | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Avant de sombrer dans la dépression, il convient de tempérer cette psychologie de comptoir par le rappel de quelques fondamentaux des sciences sociales, comme le constat que la présentation de soi, loin d’une pure manifestation de notre sincérité naturelle, est un exercice de négociation complexe avec ce que nous imaginons que la société attend de nous. Tout comme Louis XIV ne pouvait s’exhiber qu’en se soumettant aux règles de l’étiquette, les premiers albums photo du XIXe siècle nous montrent déjà un univers imaginaire fait de beaux mariages, de vacances heureuses et d’enfants souriants – mais jamais d’enterrements, de maladies ou d’accidents. Cacher ces malheurs n’est pas un défaut moral, mais au contraire l’observance de règles sociales élémentaires, qui stipulent de ne pas imposer à des inconnus la part fâcheuse de sa vie.
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Excellente article, à lire.

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Russians Are Miserable And Brazilians Love To Smile: What Selfies Reveal About Cultural Stereotypes

Russians Are Miserable And Brazilians Love To Smile: What Selfies Reveal About Cultural Stereotypes | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
People take fewer selfies than you'd think. According to SelfieCity's data, only 3% to 5% of the 300,000-plus images that they examined were actually selfies.
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retour à mes recherches sur les selfies, always a joy :-)

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The other side of the infamous “Auschwitz selfie”

The other side of the infamous “Auschwitz selfie” | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
The funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them.
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#selfies may have stories behind them, and knowing contexts is important before judging. Article about the infamous "Auschwitz selfie". Excerpts.

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"And yet, the funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them. The selfie is already a politically and socially fraught form of expression, as many sociologists and social media theorists have written before; while self-portraits are understood by many to be little more than a flagrant show of narcissism or a plea for attention, they may mean something different to the taker herself. It’s less a matter of self-glorification than self-documentation — “I was here.” “This is who I was that day.” “This happened.”

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“Self captured images allow young adults and teens to express their mood states and share important experiences,” the clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi told Time last September. In other words — to paraphrase Jennifer Outllette, who recently published a book on “the science of self” — selfies aren’t merely a “look-at-me!” attention-grab. They’re an attempt to place oneself in a context, to understand how we fit into a bigger picture."

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"Maybe it would have been more productive to discuss the fact that many, many people take selfies in self-evidently inappropriate places, and why they do that, and what it means. Maybe it would have been more accurate to point out that this isn’t an isolated incident, but a greater sociological phenomenon — and one that deserves real consideration."

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The Documented Life

The Documented Life | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
We constantly interrupt our experiences to make a record of them.
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"We interrupt conversations for documentation all the time", claims Sherry Turkle. But we might consider that documentation has become part of the conversation, a sort of augmented conversation. 

I do not agree with Sherry Turkle on a whole lot of things, and again, I feel this article expresses more an ideology (like the paragraph about Obama taking a selfie at the Mandela memorial service) than a serious neutral request for what digital lives are about. 

"A selfie, like any other photograph, interrupts experience to mark the moment", she says. But I consider the taking or the photograph, including the selfie, like part of the experience. A must read though. Excerpt.

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"A selfie, like any photograph, interrupts experience to mark the moment. In this, it shares something with all the other ways we break up our day, when we text during class, in meetings, at the theater, at dinners with friends. And yes, at funerals, but also more regularly at church and synagogue services. We text when we are in bed with our partners and spouses. We watch our political representatives text during sessions.

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Technology doesn’t just do things for us. It does things to us, changing not just what we do but who we are. The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us “on pause” in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations “on pause” when we send or receive a text, an image, an email, a call. When you get accustomed to a life of stops and starts, you get less accustomed to reflecting on where you are and what you are thinking.

We don’t experience interruptions as disruptions anymore."

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How can travel brands take advantage of the selfie phenomenon?

How can travel brands take advantage of the selfie phenomenon? | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Quite tricky to determine when taking pictures of yourself and posting them on social networks REALLY hit mainstream - but selfies hit a groove this year.
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Are selfies adapted to a marketing approach by the travel industry?

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In Praise of Selfies: From Self-Conscious to Self-Constructive

In Praise of Selfies: From Self-Conscious to Self-Constructive | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

And more on selfiesJust as the affordability of mirrors drove the rise of self-portraits in Renaissance Art, cameras have made every smartphone owner into a Nan Goldin.

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And more on selfies and art. Excerpt.

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"Just as the affordability of mirrors drove the rise of self-portraits in Renaissance Art, reversible cameras have made every smartphone owner into a Cindy Sherman or Nan Goldin. On how we’re no longer self-conscious, but self-constructive.

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We cherish the possibility that someone, anyone, might see us. If photographs possess reality in their pixels, then selfies allow us to possess ourselves: to stage identities and personas. There is the sense that getting the self-portrait just right will right our own identity: if I appear happy, then I must be happy; if I appear intellectual, then I must be an intellectual; if I appear beautiful, then I must be beautiful. Staging the right image becomes the mechanism for achieving that desired identity. The right self-portrait directs others to see us the way we desire to be seen.This has always been the power of self-portraiture. Rarely a documentary genre, self-portraits have always allowed us to craft an argument about who we are, convincing not only others, but also ourselves. While so often selfies are denounced as exercises in narcissism, I’ve always experienced them as experiments in solipsism. A selfie suggests that no one else in the world sees you as you truly are, that no one can be trusted with the camera but you.
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IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT self-portraiture is a genre in which women have long excelled. For so long the male gaze fixed women on the canvas, page, and screen as subjects, but self-portraiture allowed women to challenge this gaze with the ways in which they saw themselves. From Frida Kahlo’s plaintive, surrealistic self-portraits in oil to Cindy Sherman’s conceptual, performative portraits of herself as actresses, gods, and models, female artists have embraced the genre as a way of reclaiming their own image. No longer only objects, women became artists and volunteered as their own subjects.
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It took a while for memoirs and autobiographies to become honest: shedding their armor of artifice and objectivity. Perhaps self-portraits will do the same. Soon our photographs may be as honest and unadorned as our words—the pictures we take of ourselves as authentic as the pictures we take of others. However “uncharted, / Desolate, [and] reluctant” the present is, it’s worth documenting, not only for others, but for ourselves."

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Stop Taking Selfies in Front of Works of Art!

Stop Taking Selfies in Front of Works of Art! | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Today is Museum Selfie Day, in case you weren’t aware, a day in which many of the major museums of
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Dans le genre... je sais à quoi doit servir un musée, et tout le monde doit y aller, mais à condition de... :-). Excerpt.

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"The ostensible rationale for #MuseumSelfie day is to “to highlight the fun and ‘unstuffiness’ of museums/culture,” and its hard to find fault with that. I’m all for entertaining blurbs, audio guides, podcasts, interactive exhibit features, and certain museums could definitely use some airing out. But the museum-going experience should also be one that’s at least somewhat about interiority and individual reaction—and whatever the selfie is all about, interiority does not rank high. (Interior artistic reflection can be fun, by the way! Ferris Bueller taught us that.) It’s the foreground, not the background that is, by definition, the focus of the selfie."

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Dove lance #Beautyis, une plateforme qui renouvelle le genre du selfie.

Dove lance #Beautyis, une plateforme qui renouvelle le genre du selfie. | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

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Si les #selfies sont ce que j'appelle #beyondbeauty, Dove a bien compris le message avec sa campagne #beautyis. Exemple d'un marketing qui vise la singularité des personnes, ce qui en soi représente un autre cadre normatif :-).

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Si les #selfies sont ce que j'appelle #beyondbeauty, Dove a bien compris le message avec sa campagne #beautyis. Exemple d'un marketing qui vise la singularité des personnes, ce qui en soi représente un autre cadre normatif :-).