Selfies are a sort of unintentionally sad type of photography. Taken of yourself by yourself, they usually capture us as the sole subject of a picture taken at densely populated events or locations. Selfies make us all look lonely wherever we are.
That’s where the Selfie Arm comes in. Created by designers Justin Crowe and Aric Snee, the Selfie Arm turns the already-kind-of-embarrassing-to-own selfie stick into a replica human arm that will help conceal your loneliness.
Still in its concept phase—and perhaps intended to stay there—the Selfie Arm is made with lightweight fiberglass and a generous portion of snark. The designers says it’s a “commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.” If it ever gets past the prototype stage, hopefully the hand is given a fleshier coloring so it doesn’t look like you’re holding hands with a zombie.
We asked the Selfie Arm’s creator Justin Crowe about what’s next in navel gazing. “I’m not sure what the next frontier of technological narcissism is,” Crowe told the Daily Dot. “The South Korean trend of livestream eating took me by surprise though.”
While the Selfie Arm does solve the problem of appearing alone in all of your photos (maybe you can even create a fake profile for the arm and tag it in the pictures to really sell the ruse), it will do you no favors when strangers see you carrying around a disembodied arm and using it to take pictures of yourself.
H/T Gizmodo | Photos via Justin Crowe and Aric Snee