The Distorted Barbie

Mark Napier
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Mark Napier

The Distorted Barbie ,
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  • Barbie
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  • Barbie
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"The distorted Barbie" is a web-art installation that displayed digitally altered images of Barbie dolls in order to comment on Barbie as a cultural/commercial symbol and pop-icon. He published his original Distorted Barbie both on his own site at Interport and in the e-zine Enterzone. Napier admirers describe the piece as "a web-based exploration in words and images of the impact Barbie and all her baggage have had on our bodies and culture. The site is a poetic and potent piece of Internet art." (source:
  • aesthetics
  • genres
    • installations
    • net art
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    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • theory
        • semiotics
    • Body and Psychology
      • bodies (animal components)
      • expression
    • Media and Communication
      • commerce
      • Internet
    • Society and Culture
      • entertainment
        • popular culture
    • Technology and Innovation
      • product design
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • computer monitors
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