"In modern times," Bakhtin notes, "the function of parody has become narrower and unproductive. Parody has grown feeble and its place in modern literature is insignificant". Today we laugh unilaterally, at people and at things. Ridicule of the serious words is everywhere, but much of parody's ancient complexity and strength has been lost.

---Gary Saul Morson & Caryl Emerson: "Mikhail Bakhtin" (Stanford University Press, 1990)


The Art on the Net 2000 - "Parody" is produced by Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts & Art on the Net Exhibition Committee, in cooperated with NHK Engineering Service Foundation, NHK Enterprizes 21, Inc, Computer Graphics Art Society, Digital Cotent Association of Japan, Japan Digital Archives Association, Association for Research of Digital Museum, & Association of Media in Digital.