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Simulate the Experience of Actually Having a Friend With the 'Selfie Arm'

Get ready to cringe.
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Aric Snee/Justin Crowe

For those who cringe at using a selfie stick—but cringe even more that people might think you're a friendless weirdo—there's the "Selfie Arm," a prosthesis that makes it seem as if a loved one is taking your photo.

Wait, don't punch your screen just yet. The device is a tongue-in-cheek experiment by artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe, who wanted to mock today's me-all-me culture. The "Selfie Arm" is a "commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation," they write at Designboom: