Who Took The First Selfie … REALLY?
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White House tour social media ban: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tourist-selfies-white-house/story?id=32156132
Chauvet cave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave
“Exploring the Selfie”: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-57949-8
Chimp looking in water image: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Juvenile-chimpanzee-playing-with-his-own-reflection-in-the-water-Apes-are-known-to_fig1_7689692
Smithsonian Magazine article on Cornelius: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-is-the-first-selfie-ever-180948114/
Smithsonian archive page for Fitz’s selfie: https://www.si.edu/object/nmah_694883
Hippolyte Bayard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_Bayard
“Is Cereal Soup?” Vsauce video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ak89FwYeI
MV Lobethal: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._V._Lobethal
Mirror selfie from Ginnigan on reddit: https://i.imgur.com/zJJwQGF.png
Byron extended arm selfie: https://vintagenewsdaily.com/these-amazing-self-portraits-by-joseph-byron-may-be-the-first-selfies-ever-made/
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova:
Perkins teenage self-portrait: https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/william-henry-perkin
early selfie sticks: https://pastebin.com/Qr66ppGQ
Byron “usie”: https://www.fastcompany.com/3026832/this-might-be-the-first-selfie-in-photographic-history
Jhoane Baterna-Pateña: http://www.baterna-patena.com/
Historical images re-imagined as selfies: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/historical-photo-selfies_n_4310424
Vivian Maier: http://www.vivianmaier.com/
Michael Collins’ reverse-selfie: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/object_page/a11_h_44_6642.html
First selfie-stick patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US4530580
First camera phone picture:
“Here I Am Taking My Own Picture” (nytimes) 2006: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/fashion/sundaystyles/here-i-am-taking-my-own-picture.html
Oldest recorded use of “seflie”:
(archive of forum post): https://web.archive.org/web/20040117090107/http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/k2/stn/archives/archive32/newposts/169/topic169861.shtm
“selfie” as word of the year:
“The Return of the Selfie” (New Yorker): https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-return-of-the-selfie
Kardashian belfie pic: https://www.instagram.com/p/fjw59uuS7b/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=06354636-71c2-4f46-b660-6db9127561dd
Belfie stick: http://belfiestick.com/
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It doesn’t matter how much time passes between Michael’s uploads, he’s always gonna look the same.
this is completely wrong, and not even funny
Ay i Watch your channel, I really enjoy your videos 🙂
No, there are white hairs in his beard now ):
The good surprise when you open a video with an interesting thumbnail and realize it’s Vsauce
What pride flag is that?
Anatasia’s selfies are so interesting to look at, because they really do look exactly like something that would be taken today. People don’t change, it’s the world that does, and we may adapt with it, but deep down we’re all still the same. It’s an oddly comforting thought.
Its also terrifying because the same societies who owned slaves and had public tortures and executions have the same human nature that we do
@Steven Hogue that reminds me of the vandalism a Varangian guardian did to Hagia Sophia!
@Markus Willinger If you believe human life has no value, then you also believe that atrocities committed against humans are meaningless. Don’t conclude that life is worthless; instead be angry at violence and murder because people have a right to live. If you believe someone did nothing to deserve to be killed, then they don’t deserve to be condemned along with all of humanity.
It makes me so sad I cannot tell… Innocent young girl – cruel humans. I also have 2 doughters… It makes me deeply angry to see what cruel things humans are capable of doing! Humanity is not worth surviving any longer.
I am not comforted in the knowledge that someone who behaved just as the people around me do was violently and brutally removed from existence for no other reason than what she represented. what change to the social order may occur in our lifetime that cause us to suffer the same fate? after all, the world we live in now was crafted by a large number of german jews (read: normal people) who fled to the US (normal country) only 80 years ago, and that only happened because of a change in the social order in a normal country. in theory, this was also a normal event.
Another example of a *perfect* explainer video.
Love your vids Kyle
The Anastasia story is so sad. She brought a form of happiness that didn’t exist before. People had such a hard time appreciating themselves. A hard time looking in the mirror. They still do. But to be able to express your emotion because you are the subject and director in your story. It’s just so special.
@Skyhawk _452 Worst part — they were killed because the Bolshevik leaders were intentionally lying and exaggerating to the people about the Tsar’s family
The October Revolution was the worst thing to happen to Russia
Her whole family’s story is sad. All killed just to appease Lenin and his thugs. Not much has changed in Russia since.
I love when he unexpectedly jumps into the frame, it’s probably his favorite part too
@Andres Torres This just opened my mind to new possibilities
@Andres Torres Wow. I have never heard someone described as a pop tart. And yet it is so accurate.
Man’s like a pop tart, shooting up into view the moment you forget that you were waiting for it to do that.
Micheal is the only person who can start a video with an illegal pooping selfie and everyone just immediately accepts it
Probably because he doesn’t actually click bait you in the same sense that other people do he makes an intriguing title but he does elaborate on it versus other people who merely allude to it!
I m currently watching an ad cant wait to see it 👍👍👍
@Kimberly G. Shelfie
i know this is gonna get like 100k likes so im gonna leave my mark here
4:25 the search 😂 one of the amazing life questions we can have answered from Vsauce 🙌
good catch haha
this video brought tears to my eyes because of how profound the idea of the evolution of self portraits into selfies is despite being such a mundane thing. I don’t know why but I get emotional over learning to look at things in a whole new way. I remember how I always had just memorized that pi is 3.14 etc but I never conceptualized what it really meant, I just sort of knew it as something used in geometry involving circles and got by with just plugging in the number in equations but then I started watching match videos on youtube and getting more interested in math stuff and then feeling such a joy in understanding how pi is the ratio of the diameter to the circumference, like I had heard that phrased that way before but never really conceptualized what it meant, that a circle with a diameter of 1 will have a circumference of pi, that if you take that circle and lay it out flat the line you would get would be 3.14 units of that 1 unit diameter circle, and when I finally really grasped that for the first time I was just amazed and wanted to share it with everyone else cause it felt so astounding of a revelation to me at the time. And looking at selfies in this whole different way has also brought me to that feeling of revelation, granted maybe not as much but still. It’s always just so amazing to see something so simple taken to such detail and to come out of it able to see it in a new light.
this happened to me too! In 9th grade I became so interested in science I used to watch vsauce, veritasium etc whole day. I *knew* about science most people learn science but science is a very fascinating subject. But after 9th grade I got in videogames and shit and ruined ny brain. But I still love science
Glad you could open your third eye as well.
It is the Natural Way of the Cosmos..
Within You, there is a Great Celebration and Gratitude as the brain creates New neurological pathways when New Enlightening information is introduced and the Bliss of putting together pieces of Life that “click” or expand understanding, connects the heart and mind . Tears flow from the abysmal sensations of KNOWING that.. You Know Nothing.. But that Every “Thing” is Perfect and Fascinating. 😉
Keep that Password memorized Michael, this type of content is some of my favorite on YouTube and i’m just some dingus who plays Video Games but you always seem to make your videos so damn captivating. Part of this is likely due to how fast you go thru things and in-depth you explain them, because I find it difficult to focus on things, but your videos almost always keep my damned ADHD brain in check and I absolutely love ’em!
This is probably the first time that Michael didn’t go off topic at all, he explained everything about this topic, from introduction to body to conclusion and still left us wondering with a very important questions in the end 👏