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The Bratz Doll edit: Flipping the ‘one-face-fits-all’ Facetune narrative

By November 21, 2020 No Comments

For those fluent in the language of the internet, a much amended image of a human face and body has fast become part-of-the-furniture, says Kate Demolder. But what does this reach for cyborgian beauty do to our minds?

In 1987, a PhD student at the University of Michigan found that his new Mac Plus failed to display grayscale images on its 1-bit black and white display. To solve this weakness, he – a young Thomas Knoll – began coding. His brother, John, a special effects whizz working on the first Star Wars film at the time, also took . . .

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