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Move Over Selfie Sticks, There’s A New Selfie Arm!

BY TEAM JST

Selfie arm 1

Is this…jetset?

As if there aren’t enough selfie sticks in the world already, artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe have come up with a concept stemming from the same phenomenon. Except this time, instead of a stick, we’ve got a fake human hand.

SEE ALSO: Is The Selfie Shoe For Real? You Decide.

According to Design Boom, the artists’ point of view is as follows:

Nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. And better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort.

Selfie arm 2

The arm is currently a prototype, made of fiberglass. From the photos, it IS pretty clear that the hand is in fact faux. But the fact that a product such as the selfie arm exists, what does it really say about our culture? Is it about narcissism or is it about the fear of being alone?

It’s no surprise that an element of embarrassment is considered a key factor. Selfie sticks are made for travelers who might be too shy or abashed to ask someone else to take a photo. Sometimes, it’s simply easier to DIY the perfect shot. The selfie arm, however, might be saying something about a person’s embarrassment to travel alone. Wait, can this be true?

Selfie arm 3

With 2.2 million followers on Instagram, @ has practically made a brand for himself and his girlfriend. The famous theme that carries on in all his photos: we see his hand extending to his gorgeous wife, who’s face we rarely see.

Right now, the artists are offering a limited edition of 10 artist signed Selfie Arms at $6,200 each.

So real question is, would you ever carry a selfie arm?

Let us now in the comments.

Photos: justincrowestudio.com
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