THE SELFIE GENERATION
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10
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Come celebrate the Los Angeles release of Alicia Eler's first book!
THE SELFIE GENERATION:
How Our Self Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture.
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WHAT DOES ALICIA AND HER BOOK TALK ABOUT?
What exactly is a selfie, and why are they everywhere? Whether you happen upon them online or literally run into people selfie-ing on the street, the selfie is an elusive yet consistent aspect of how people visually communicate today. Millennial Alicia Eler argues in her book The Selfie Generation that selfies are more than just an image — they are a mirror into how we live today. Part-memoir and written from a queer perspective, ultimately Eler’s book seeks to redefine how our culture looks at millennials.
BLURBS FROM THESE FABULOUS THINKERS & 'THE SELF GENERATION' ADVOCATES!
"I am taking a picture of myself as I write this blurb about Alicia's neat new book addressing the joys and hazards of phone-operated self-reflection. And in taking this selfie, I find my selfie." —Maria Bamford, comedian, star of the hit Netflix show Lady Dynamite
“Few digital media practices create more confusion, misunderstanding, and fandom than the selfie, and few authors can help us navigate the world of selfiedom than Alicia Eler.” – An Xiao Mina, author of Memes to Movements
“Part millennial apologist, part cultural sage, Eler transforms this work of personal memoir into a meditation on the deep need of human beings for social connection.” —Elaine Romero, playwright, assistant professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television, University of Arizona
"In this lively book, Alicia Eler takes us on a journey through the many lives of the selfie. As a sometimes reluctant ‘old millennial,’ Alicia has the ideal voice to examine how the rise of the selfie has transformed cultural expression in the twenty-first century. This book brings humor and context to the countless selfies we encounter, helping us to consider the speed at which community is created, transformed, and destroyed in the digital age." —Althea Sircar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Theory, Race and Identity at Macalester College
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ALICIA ELER is the visual art critic/arts reporter at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Her cultural criticism and reporting are published in the Guardian, GLAMOUR, New York Magazine, CNN, LA Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, Aperture, MAXIM, Art21 magazine, and Artforum. Her work is quoted in New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Le Monde, Perez Hilton, BuzzFeed and Gawker (RIP). Eler is cited as a selfie expert in the Washington Post and New York Magazine.