Apr 17, 2014 11:44AM

Here's The First Searchable Selfie Database

Something like a phenomenon.
Selfies, what a phenomenon. Particularly deplorable varieties of the phenom include Funeral, After Sex, and With The Homeless selfies. Selfies make girls 'literally' die and coerce them into bathrooms with iPhones and filters of Walden and Valencia. Selfies also have subscribers from every demographical corner — people like Obama, your drunk parents and our national leaders — and are truly emblematic of current-day technology and internet affordances. 
 
 
Recognising their relentless force, creators of the Selfiecity project have unveiled the first searchable selfie database, called Selfiexploratory. From a collection of 3200 randomly-selected and meticulously Instagram selfies, search for selfies using the following filters: City, Gender, Age, Pose, Features and Mood. Here's what you get if you're after men aged 22-30 from Bangkok with upward head tilts, slightly open mouths, glasses and with serene facial ambience.
 
 
The project crowdsourced people to categorise the photos by age and gender, while computer algorithms are responsible for discerning facial features. That link again.
 
 
 

Melissa Kenny

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