Crib Selfies: A Look Into the Future?

Crib Selfies: A Look Into the Future?

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Carrie McBride
Nov 10, 2014
(Image credit: Laura Cornet)

I spend enough time maintaining my own social media identity, that also keeping up my baby's presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has become too much. I'm in luck! The New Born Fame mobile puts control right in my baby's hands! And feet!

Before you get your knickers in a bunch you should know that this is not (currently) a real product. The concept is a graduate project of Laura Cornet, a student at Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands and is meant to question and critique the privacy ethics of parents sharing images of their babies on social media.

(Image credit: Laura Cornet)

Cornet's project, dubbed New Born Fame, has multiple socially connected components: a selfie ball (on the right above) can be manipulated by baby to take and post crib photos, itty bitty shoes equipped with a digital pedometer to post data on how much baby is kicking, soft Twitter and Facebook mobile toys to film and upload video and a GPS tracker for baby to squeeze which will record his location (hopefully, still in the crib!).

(Image credit: Laura Cornet)

She hopes her project will prompt discussion about issues of privacy and consent. Her goal: "To make people think about the use of social media, and how this influences the life of this new generation. What is considered to be okay, and when does it go too far? And, even more important: who is in charge of that decision?"

Via Springwise.

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