Barbie's Voicemail

Barbie's Voicemail is a VOIP driven public gossip forum, comparing the simulated cultural realities of toy icons against realities of urban culture. In varying demographic locations of New York, the world of Barbie overlaps with the urban world through a pink phone. If you answer it, you are connected to one of her friends who gossips about Barbie’s new ‘Blasian’ boyfriend. She then gives you Barbie’s cell number, and tells you to call her and tell her what you think. The database of voicemails left by New Yorkers can be browsed accessed online and will be archived for future use as a dataset.

  • YEAR: 2007
  • Interactive street installation with Voice Over Internet Protocol component.