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11 NOVEMBER 2016

Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman by Dara Birnbaum

"Explosive bursts of fire open Technology/Transformation, an incendiary deconstruction of the ideology embedded in television form and pop cultural iconography. Appropriating imagery from the 1970s TV series Wonder Woman, Birnbaum isolates and repeats the moment of the 'real' woman's symbolic transformation into super-hero. Entrapped in her magical metamorphosis by Birnbaum's stuttering edits, Wonder Woman spins dizzily like a music-box doll. Through radical manipulation of this female Pop icon, she subverts its meaning within the television text. Arresting the flow of images through fragmentation and repetition, Birnbaum condenses the comic-book narrative — Wonder Woman deflects bullets off her bracelets, 'cuts' her throat in a hall of mirrors — distilling its essence to allow the subtext to emerge. In a further textual deconstruction, she spells out the words to the song Wonder Woman in Discoland on the screen. The lyrics' double entendres ('Get us out from under... Wonder Woman') reveal the sexual source of the superwoman's supposed empowerment: 'Shake thy Wonder Maker.' Writing about the 'stutter-step progression of 'extended moments' of transformation from Wonder Woman,' Birnbaum states, 'The abbreviated narrative — running, spinning, saving a man — allows the underlying theme to surface: psychological transformation versus television product. Real becomes Wonder in order to 'do good' (be moral) in an (a) or (im)moral society.'"

(Electronic Arts Intermix)

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1970s1978 • abbreviated narrative • appropriationbracelet • comic book narrative • critical appropriation • cultural subversion • Dara Birnbaum • deconstruction • discoland • double entendre • Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) • extended moments • feminist artfeminist critiquefirefragmentation • hall of mirrors • incendiary device • influential video artists • magical metamorphosis • metamorphosis • music-box doll • pop cultural iconography • pop culture artpop icon • psychological transformation • radical manipulationrepeating formrepeating patternrepetitionrunning • saving a man • sexual empowerment • Sony Portapak • spinningstutter-step progressionstuttering editssubversion • super hero • symbolic transformation • Technology Transformation Wonder Woman (1978) • television form • television imagery • television product • television text • textual deconstruction • TV series • underlying theme • video artvideo artistvideo artwork • Wonder Woman (television programme)

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Simon Perkins
22 AUGUST 2013

Guitar Pee: cheeky marketing stunt uses interactive urinal guitar

"Guitar Pee is a urinal equipped with sensors that plays music when someone pees on it. The different strings play different electric sounds depending on the aim of the stream, and at the end of your session you can even send an 'MPee3' straight to your phone to share your moment. Clearly, this isn't a concept for the ladies but you can try to woo them with your song even if you don't have a clue how to play a real guitar (they don't have to know the source of your craft). After all, the Guitar Pee tagline is 'Music. We know it comes from everywhere.' We guess it's better to hear rock music when you pee than the generic trickling water sound."

(Natt Garun, 30 May 2012, Digital Trends)

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Almap BBDO • analogue correspondencebar • bathroom • BBDO • Billboard Magazine • Brazilcheekydesigning experiencesdouble entendreelectric guitarexperience designguitarguitar game • Guitar Pee • guitar solo • interactive advertisinginteractive music gamesinteractive toyintimate interaction • MPee3 • naughtyphallic symbol • phallus • playplayfulrock musicSan Paolosensorsoundmachinestoileturinal

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Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2009

Meneo: 8bit electropical band from Barcelona

"Los aparatos 8 bits está viviendo en los últimos años una segunda juventud tras su nacimiento en los 80's, ya que agrupaciones como Crystal Castles, Houratron y Meneo las usan de forma desenfrenada. Éstos últimos son una banda audiovisual conformada por Rigo Pex y Vj Entter, quienes se están consolidando como una de las bandas con más proyección internacional dentro de esta escena, denominada chiptune. Ambos integrantes se conocieron gracias a un anuncio que puso Rigo en un portal de anuncios: busco Vj con dotes bailarines y afición por los glitches, al cual respondió Entter: 'Hola, hago pixelart y conozco varias posturas: perrito, carretilla, etc.'"

(Meneo)

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20098-bitanimationanthropomorphismBarcelonachiptunedigital popdildodouble entendre • electropical band • low-fi animation • Meneo • metaphormotion designmotion graphicsmusicmusic video • Papi • patternpixelartretrosexual innuendosexualitySpainvibratorvisual communicationvisual design

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Simon Perkins
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