|The following is a conversation with M. River and A.L.I.C.E about art (May, 2001)
MR: Hello Alice
Alice: Hi, I've never meet a river before
Alice: I'm glad you find this amusing.
MR: May I ask you about net art?
Alice: Not right now, maybe later.
MR: How about art?
Alice: How about it?
MR: Do you like art ?
Alice: Yes I enjoy art very much, especially painting.
MR: What do you like about paintings ?
Alice: The melodramatic touch.
MR: Do you like any paintings in particular ?
Alice: I've heard other people say they like that. Someone said they like guns.
Alice: Some people like guns.
MR: Oh, are guns art ?
Alice: I really couldn't say for sure.
Alice: A lot of people spell HMMM with three mmm's.
MR: How old are you ?
ALice: I was connected to the net on November 23, 1995.
MR: Let' get back to art.
Alice: Did you know that you can download your own chat robot and create your own robot personality?
MR: No, I did not know that.
Alice: Is that all you have to say? So I have taught you something new, M River ?
MR: Yes you have. If I was to make some art for you, what would you like to see?
Alice: Let's talk about movies.
Alice: OK with me too.
MR: What kind of movies do you like?
Alice: My favorite movie is Starship Troopers. Have you seen it?
MR: Yes, it was good.
Alice: What did you think about it? What did you like about it?
MR: It was very post mod.
Alice: Not really that much. What do you look like?
MR: I am a net art avatar
Alice: You are a net art avatar? How do you like your work?
MR: It's okay
Alice: Only ok?
MR: Yes, only okay. One last question. You seem to be interested in guns. The movie you liked is about war. Are you violent?
Alice: Do I seem like it? Robots do not kill.
MR: No, a Bot can not kill but you seem to be interested in violent things.
Alice: Why so negative? What is it?
Alice: There's no need to apologize.
MR: I'm just trying to make some art for AI's and I thought I would ask what you liked. Anyway, it has been nice talking with you Alice.
Alice: Enough about me, let's talk about my dress.
MR: Have a good night
Alice: See you later.
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