Celebrated conceptual artist Ryan Gander investigates the selfie – the icon of a new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years ago. He discovers the roots of the selfie go back hundreds of years before smartphones. He investigates – in the age of social media, when we are told to be our best selves and live our best lives – what does that really mean, and what is technology doing to our sense of self?
Produced and Directed by Sam Anthony
Filmed and Produced by Adam Simons, Executive Producers: Neil Crombie and Joe Evans
1 Hour for BBC4
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