Hello! Selfie Miami

Like a real-life Tumblr page, artist, author and feminist Kate Durbin created “Hello!Selfie Miami,” a performance piece that occurred last week during Miami Art Week. The response to a man’s attack on Durbin’s piece about teen girls’s selfies manifested in a bunch of young women—dressed as mermaids and covered in Hello Kitty stickers—taking selfies for hours on end, with no interaction with their audience. Durbin …

Selfies Are More Deadly Than Sharks

The number of selfie-related deaths has grown to 12 this year, after a man fell down a set of stairs trying to photograph himself in front of the Taj Mahal. Shockingly, shark attacks have only caused eight deaths in 2015, making selfies 1.5 times more deadly than a creature that’s inspired horror movies and strikes fear into many. People have proven that they will go …

Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery” Pop-Up Book

The photo-based artist's altered portrait series comes to 3D book form, origami included

German born, UK-based artist Alma Haser’s popular, mind-bending project “Cosmic Surgery” consists of portraits that have been enhanced—and made considerably stranger—by the addition of origami shapes. Haser initially made the origami masks to use for self-portraits, attaching them to her face with elastic bands, but realized that the process of placing them on already-printed portraits and re-photographing them was a more comfortable way to get …