Humanities Event

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:30 PM6:00 PM
The selfie is everywhere, but in some ways, it is nothing new. Self-portraiture--for critical examination, personal expression, public display, and demonstration of craft--has a long history, but in its current digital form does it expand or shrink one's perception of self? What is the purpose of a selfie, and is there still an art to making one? In this talk, Clark University professor John Garton (Visual and Performing Arts) will examine how the tradition pioneered in the Renaissance and other early modern epochs is being renovated today. Esteban Cardemil (Psychology) will offer commentary.