Say goodbye to taking lonely selfies with your selfie stick — the newest innovation in picture-taking is here with the "selfie arm."
Created by artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee, the selfie arm is designed to reduce the stigma of taking a selfies alone. As it says on Crowe's website, "nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves."
The selfie arm prototype is made from lightweight fiberglass designed as, well, an arm. It allows selfie fanatics to create the illusion of having a friend or loved one take your picture while you hold hands.
You don't ever have to be alone again.
The Creators of the Selfie Arm
Justin Crowe is known for his one-of-a-kind art projects aimed at inspiring self-expression in others. One of his most famous artistic endeavors is his MEME the World project, which promotes the cultural value of creativity across the world through a simple meme.
The Ohio-based potter created customized mugs and distributed them to people with baked-on instructions of how to do the same for others. He said his goal is to spread the importance of being creative by sharing the mugs with other people.
The MEME the World project was launched through Kickstarter and continues to spread across the internet. It features custom-made or up-cycled mugs featuring the official cat-dominated logo of MEME the World.
People who want to join in on the fun take pictures of themselves with their MEME the World mugs and upload them on the project's website.
Now, they can upload a picture of themselves with their mug and their new "friend's arm." Then again, the crazy and unique nature of the selfie arm could make for a wild and catchy meme project of its own.
Co-creator Aric Snee is an artist, designer and Master Glassworker who once worked for Steuben Glass in New York.
Snee is famous for designing the Urania, Holmegaard's sleek mouth-blown acoustic sound amplifier. The Urania combines the aesthetics of a classy glassware design with the functionality of an iPhone music amplifier and dock. Snee's cutting edge design won him the prestigious Interior Innovation Award for 2015 from the German Design Council.
Given all their original solo projects, we imagine that the Selfie Arm won't be the last project Aric Snee and Justin Crowe will have a hand in designing together.