[thelist] RE: internet error message in art makes art disappear

ANDREA STREIGHT astreight at msn.com
Thu Oct 21 16:54:05 CDT 2004


Thank you for responding to my question.

This is the weirdest thing I've ever encountered, I have to say. Some may 
think I'm joking or something, but it's actually bizarre to me, not being a 
programmer, not knowing the esoterica of code.

Maybe there is something to what you say. Does Hello/Picasa moderate the 
images you upload, in real time? I don't get it. Or have the built in code 
to block anyone from posting internet warning messages on their site? But 

I'm not interested in what's called "net art" where, like a hacker, you 
tamper with OS's and browser controls and such. The Knowbotics Research type 
stuff was too strange for me.

But all I'm doing is creating parody messages, with abstract designs, for 
purely artistic effect.

Like I have a scary warning message on my www.cosmosblogmos.blogspot.com 
site to at first intimidate people...until they see that the blog 
description itself is fiction, a joke, not misanthropic.

Anyway, thanks for taking a stab at this. I'm almost scared to post my own 
art, those two specimens with the warning messages, again.

I don't want to get in trouble. But I'll probably do an art specimen with 
rows of pre-selected boxes and call it "Predestination" as a tribute to the 
kind folks who put up with a long drawn out debate on this issue :^]

Steven Streight
Web Usability Analysis
Web Content Writing
Online & Direct Marketing

astreight at msn.com

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*Experimental Computer Art*

www.stcsig.org/usability/newsletter/0408-user-observation.html  *latest 
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