Interactivity can be a hassle. Brian Judy's "Vote Machine" found me scanning his screens and floating icons for hot spots, or hidden links. When I found one, I clicked madly -- just to see what happened. Besides getting a Pavlovian-style education (the icon of the hand holding the calculator, when clicked, makes a sound like an electric guitar, I learned, although I still haven't figured out how to make the image of a haloed Janet Reno appear from among some fluttering ballots), what exactly was I doing? "Vote Machine" is like playing a video game knowing neither the rules nor the point.</P><P>A couple of artists milk technology's gee-whiz factor by setting up programs generating nonsense text. Select "Thought" on H-Ray Heine's "Thought Generator" and you might get "Ordinary tourists acquire enigmatic solutions." Request "Advice," and you could see "Evoke suspicious gifts." And so on down a long line of gibberish sentences that, like bad poetry, sound cool but are ultimately meaningless.</P><P>Wright's "Philosophy of Phillys Innus the Blankest" is a one-liner, too. But his text arrives in pop-up error message bubbles, along with a harsh buzz. Using just 100 words in multiple variations, the resulting sendup of Postmodern Criticalspeak varies from the plain silly ("My Kantian construct confounds any representations vigorously, revealing that truths hypothetically consider the incongruous deconstructions") to the grammatically suspect ("A logical truth outweighs").</P><P>But Wright's fancy Javascript text still has multiple spelling errors, like "conclussions" and "conclussionss." Among all this technical wizardry, I wonder, whatever happened to spell check?</P><P>