The hardflinching staff has noted on several occasions the recent proliferation of museumgoers whose sole purpose is to record their presence adjacent to works of art, rather than actually looking at them.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, now the art establishment is actually encouraging the me-myselfie-and-I set.
From yesterday’s Boston Globe:
Hey, what does Malcolm care – he’s abdicating the whole selfiepalooza.
Money quote from Museum of Science VP Mark Check:
Our studies are showing us that people are coming for a social experience.
Huh. And all this time we thought they were going for a museum experience.
Silly – or should that be selfie? – us.