Selfie Sticks?

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Selfie Sticks?

Post by Janet Planet » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:41 pm

I read Coachella has banned them.
I like this idea. Mostly because it's always better to ask a stranger to take your picture, but also because I don't want to watch the Temple (or anything else) burn through a forest of bright glowing screens on sticks.
Has the Org discussed this?

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Post by Bless » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:11 pm

Has the Org discussed banning selfie sticks? I doubt it.

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Re: Selfie Sticks?

Post by Sham » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:44 pm

It seems to me that a selfie stick would be good for talking pictures high over a crowd.

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Re: Selfie Sticks?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:07 pm

selfie stick




i believe that's what the kids are calling dildos these days.
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Re: Selfie Sticks?

Post by Janet Planet » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:51 pm

[quote="Sham"]It seems to me that a selfie stick would be good for taking pictures high over a crowd.[/quote]
Absolutely. Pictures of a whole field of selfie sticks high over a crowd.

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Post by maladroit » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:55 pm

I expect to see them being used ironically as performance art, to such commonality that the irony aspect completely evaporates, depositing dorkhood fully upon the shoulders of the wielder.

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Post by FlyingMonkey » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:55 am

Janet Planet wrote:
Sham wrote:It seems to me that a selfie stick would be good for taking pictures high over a crowd.
Absolutely. Pictures of a whole field of selfie sticks high over a crowd.
LoL.

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Post by trilobyte » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:26 pm

Burning Man does not have a policy regarding selfie sticks.

IMO most events that have banned them have done so due to concerns about them being uses as weapons, not because of concerns over blocked views or excessive self-absorbed douchebaggery. I also personally feel like there is little reason to bring one to Burning Man, you can easily just talk to the person next to you and ask them to snap a picture of you and your friends, the odds of anyone dashing away with the camera are extremely low.

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Post by maladroit » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:44 pm

I think the selfie sticks would be a great way to observe what's happening on the other side of the alabaster walls surrounding PNP camps.

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Post by Janet Planet » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:46 pm

trilobyte wrote:Burning Man does not have a policy regarding selfie sticks.
IMO most events that have banned them have done so due to concerns about them being uses as weapons.
Well alrighty then! Get ready for Selfie Stick Cage Fighting, 8:15 and D.

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Post by trilobyte » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:57 pm

Burning Man allows all kinds of stuff that you would never, ever be allowed to bring into a commercial festival, concert venue, sporting event or nightclub.

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Post by maladroit » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:45 pm

Such as a selfie stick mounting a giant antique full frame camera, complete with a gunpowder+magnesium flash pan.

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Post by DrYes » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:02 pm

trilobyte wrote:Burning Man does not have a policy regarding selfie sticks.

IMO most events that have banned them have done so due to concerns about them being uses as weapons, not because of concerns over blocked views or excessive self-absorbed douchebaggery. I also personally feel like there is little reason to bring one to Burning Man, you can easily just talk to the person next to you and ask them to snap a picture of you and your friends, the odds of anyone dashing away with the camera are extremely low.
And you'll get a better picture than you can with a selfie stick as a bonus!

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Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:05 pm

Selfie sticks......blah.....so pedestrian. Just in time for the 2015 Burn; the Narcisickstick!!!

http://www.geek.com/hacks/behold-the-gr ... k-1620685/

The selfie stick selfie stick!!!!
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:53 pm

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Post by danibel » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:54 pm

I am going to bring one just to irritate all the people that hate them.

Meh. another person doing their burn "wrong."
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Post by Elorrum » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:25 pm

immediacy might dictate that people just put mirrors on sticks.
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Post by Jovankat » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:31 pm

Elorrum wrote:immediacy might dictate that people just put mirrors on sticks.
Oh that could be cool.

Grab some random passers-by and get them to pose with you and see how long it takes them to click ;)

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Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:58 am

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Re: Selfie Sticks?

Post by robbidobbs » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:10 pm

Feh. I agree, asking someone to snap a pic is more participatory. Selfie sticks are narcissistic, so that's what's going out in the bullhorn.
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