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Selfies, selfies, selfies. They’re everywhere and it’s best to just embrace them. The one thing I don’t want to embrace is seeing people holding their phone up when they’re taking the mirror selfie. It’s something off-putting about seeing the actual device that makes you aware of the process. Then couple that with the awkwardness of ‘do I look into the mirror or the camera or…?’ or the ‘should I position the phone close to my chest or directly in front of my face or…?’ and it’s just the w o r s t. iStrategyLabs’s SELFIE (Self Enhancing Live Feed Imaging Engine) eliminates all that using a two-way mirror, Arduino-controlled LED lights, a mac mini, and a webcam. See for yourself:

Anyway, this isn’t happening in anybody’s mirror at home any time soon as it is only an experiment but I really hope it does. Aside from the aforementioned reasons, I’ve longed for a way to just walk up to my bathroom mirror every morning and keep a dedicated visual journal of misery.

[via theverge]

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founded Gumship in 2012 to document the Asian American experience through culture, lifestyle and entertainment. When he's not blogging, he creates music as the rapper Rekstizzy. Hobbies include ramen, fried chicken, and pizza. If he could eat all three at the same time, the joy in his heart would cause him to levitate off the floor in a spiral motion.