Don’t fear the Fotoautomat! The way we take selfies has changed, but distrust of technology remains


Photo features 1930’s photo booth picture by Freeparking on Flikr

Berlin’s Fotoautomaten are iconic, representing both a throwback to an earlier time and a delightful distraction from a fast-paced technological world. They once, however, characterized both the cutting edge of technology and the public anxiety that surrounded the birth of photography.

We spoke to Tactical Tech’s Rose Regina Lawrence about what the photo booth means in the digital age and how anxiety from its inception mirrors how many feel today about digital privacy.

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