#SELFIELIKEFRANCO / ANDY PICCI / 2015 - PRESENT

#SELFIELIKEFRANCO / ANDY PICCI / 2015 - PRESENT

Actor, writer, producer, director, teacher (and more recently artist) James Franco is a celebrity who has played for a long time with social medias such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Franco, besides his successful acting career, has consciously garnered a reputation for publishing Selfies (Self-Shot photos of oneself, alone or with others) and wrote an analytical article for the New York Times in December 2013. 

Franco wrote: « … but a well-stocked collection of selfies seems to get attention. And attention seems to be the name of the game when it comes to social networking. In this age of too much information at a click of a button, the power to attract viewers amid the sea of things to read and watch is power indeed. It’s what the movie studios want of their products, it’s what professional writers want for their work, it’s what newspapers want - hell, it’s what everyone wants: attention. Attention is power ».

So, what happens if we reproduce the experiment excluding the fame factor? Does the selfie have to be attractive or ugly to bring interest? Does it have to be weird or recurrent? Can anyone or everyone obtain fame and attention just by Selfing or is it the fame that gives a selfie its interest? This is the main goal of the #SELFIELIKEFRANCO project.

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