"Just dropping a note of appreciation for the autodissociate.me link (seems to have been pulled/privatized/eaten); how did the text bits come in? Are they responses to individual things, are they all the same author, or is that better left a surprise?"
"yeah it's not really released yet, i was just helpng mary with the sharing
figuring out how the thumbnail and title and description would work with the metadata"
"oh, wow, for me it's two independent layers: a collage of photos, a collection of minitexts"
it should be that
the quotes are from various places
and she likes it divested of source"
"oh, good. The "once removed" is now possibly "twice""
"yeah that as well as the fact that if you dig enough you'll discover that i took the pics of her through skype and screenshots
so while she's aware and posing
she's not actually hitting the click"
"Yeah, I was wondering if they were all actually self-ies or unawares. If the latter I was thinking like a webcam timer that randomly captures you while doing mundane things, and there's a project someone did not terribly long ago with that"
i like that it's kind of vague"
"but she's never like in the process of leaving or entering the frame, which makes it more intense"
"really cool project, and apt timing, too"
"it's funny that most of them are much more 'attractive' too because it's me curating the moments, she seems to like to really destroy that with the ones shes posts"
"how do you mean?"
"like if you look at mary's wall a lot of them are strange faces, 'bad' angles, kind of purposely playing with her image instead of trying to show off her 'best side' every time"
"you mean like the difficulty of having your GF as the subject?
awareness. That's the word I associate the most with selfies, but I'm not sure it's helpful
Like David Attenborough practically killing himself to be invisible not only to the subject but to the camera, that's awareness too, but it's another pole"
"yeah, she's aware of herself, and we're aware of the context of our relationship and also aware that we're letting people in - and there's some nervousness about whether they accept this as interesting even though it's intimate - or because it is intimate"
"I used to think the selfie was like a parody of portraiture. Glamour Shots figures weirdly in my analysis of photography
and one of the texts in there talks about that divide, that space between sitting and paying for a portrait and then... (it drops the narrative there)"