Ours is a digital culture in which visuals of our selves are routinely snapped, shared, and spread. Why has the selfie become a primary means of communicating information in the digital age, and what exactly is being communicated? How are our individual and cultural identities shaped and affected? How can we better understand the digital communities and cultures in which we are immersed?

In this Byrne Seminar, under the direction of Professor Mary Chayko, twenty first-year Rutgers University students will explore these issues with specific reference to Rutgers University as our shared community of interest. On this blog, we’ll share our findings, our ideas, and our selfies.