Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateFeb 19, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Echoes
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01:05 The Question
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02:31 Taking it to the Streets
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07:32 Talent Night at the Ashram – Sonny and the Sunsets
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10:49 Introducing Jacqueline Verdier
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11:40 Interview with Verdier
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19:40 Reflections on Selfie on a Stick
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24:40 Selfie – Jenna Robinson and William Giles
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27:19 Introducing Jesse Fox
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27:59 Interview with Fox
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37:33 Reflections on narcissism and selfies
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42:27 Tiny Portable Sun – The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman
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46:55 Third Eye (Kyle Chayka)
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48:07 Chayka Interview
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57:23 The Answer
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63:06 Outro
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63:24 Haiku
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63:44 Finish
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Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast dedicated to answering the big questions through intimate story telling. Tune in and listen to BTR hosts Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz as they weave spoken word, independent music, and unique stories that help bring our inner and external selves to full circle.

Today’s podcast is about selfies. They’re a world-wide phenomenon these days. We see them on virtually every social media outlet, as users both young and old alike post pictures of themselves.

Is it for self-recognition, a creative statement, or born out of narcissism? Today’s question is: Why do we take selfies, and should we be concerned about it?

We’ll talk with co-founder of the company Selfie on a Stick, Jacqueline Verdier, about her new product and why it’s been so successful.

We’ll also chat with Jesse Fox, an assistant professor of Communications at Ohio State University. She’s also the co-author of a new study that demonstrates narcissistic and psychopathic tendencies in individuals who take excessive amounts of selfies.

Lastly, for our Third Eye perspective into the question this week we’ll wrap it up by talking with the Kyle Chayka, the co-curator of 2013’s National Selfie Portrait Gallery. It was an installation of 19 emerging artists from Europe and the US who created short form videos that engaged with the selfie medium, to show how it can be used for artistic expression.

The Playlist!

Music & Poetry

Sonny and the Sunsets with Talent Night at the Ashram

The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman with Sun Songs

“Selfie” By Jenna Robinson & William Giles

Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz have co-hosted BTR's Third Eye Weekly podcast since November 2014. Learn more about Zach and Lisa.

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