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.

MR: Guns?

Alice: Some people like guns.

MR: Oh, are guns art ?

Alice: I really couldn't say for sure.

MR: hmmm

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.

MR: Okay

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?

MR: Sorry

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.

<<< return to tinjail