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January 8, 2010 5:28 AM   Subscribe

Disgusting/Beautiful
Hello,

I’m doing an MA in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London. As part of my research I want to find out what AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE think is beautifull or disgusting!

You can enter as many things as you want, and add words that are already on the lists, and come back if you remember something else.

The result will have a direct effect on my final piece, you can follow the project on my blog, and see some of my work on my website!

Thanks!!

Ina
posted by OmieWise (40 comments total)

 
I think maybe you want AskMetafilter, not the front page.
posted by tractorfeed at 5:30 AM on January 8, 2010


Whoops! Totally missed the blockquote-ness of this post. Off to adjust my indentometer...
posted by tractorfeed at 5:35 AM on January 8, 2010


Yeah, I was torn. I don't use quotes on an indented quotation as a matter of course, but it does make it a bit confusing.
posted by OmieWise at 5:37 AM on January 8, 2010


GYOMAinDAatCCofA,UoftheAL
posted by billysumday at 5:38 AM on January 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wonder how goatses this person has received so far.
posted by NoMich at 5:42 AM on January 8, 2010


On the ABOUT popup window, Ina misspelled "beautiful".

That's disgusting.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:44 AM on January 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


Hm. Interesting idea, but it strikes me that this could be very much open to abuse.

*checks*

'HOMO\'S' and 'vagina' seem to be the most popular entries on the Disgusting List. Oh, nice.
posted by psychostorm at 5:45 AM on January 8, 2010


'HOMO\'S' and 'vagina' seem to be the most popular entries on the Disgusting List.

Third place is "Helvetica".
posted by DU at 5:48 AM on January 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


I guess the brief ragging-on-Comic-Sans thing is over so. Late to every party, I am.. *quenches flaming torch*
posted by psychostorm at 5:51 AM on January 8, 2010


I’m doing an MA in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Art

Get off my goddamned lawn.
posted by fire&wings at 5:52 AM on January 8, 2010


I guess the brief ragging-on-Comic-Sans thing is over so

Ooh, that reminds me what I need to add to the "beatiful" list: bacon and bikes without gears or brakes.
posted by DU at 5:53 AM on January 8, 2010


Does order on these lists matter? Because, uh, pancakes are at the bottom of the 'beautiful' list and I think we can all agree that's wrong, wrong, wrong.
posted by jquinby at 6:00 AM on January 8, 2010


I kind of wish it was on a spectrum, so that I could knock nouns to the left or the right.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:04 AM on January 8, 2010


Well, somebody's already script-bombing this. Blood diamonds? Heh.
posted by koeselitz at 6:15 AM on January 8, 2010


Isn't posting links to your own site generally not allowed?
posted by Target Practice at 6:24 AM on January 8, 2010


I like that MEAT and VEGANS appear on both sides, but both are bigger on the disgusting side.
posted by molecicco at 6:27 AM on January 8, 2010


[Throwin' italics around the quote just to make it clearer that this isn't a self-link. Carry on.]
posted by cortex at 6:45 AM on January 8, 2010


Isn't posting links to your own site generally not allowed?

Yes. But this isn't my site. Ima let you finish, but I'm not Ina.
posted by OmieWise at 6:45 AM on January 8, 2010


Oh, good show. Good thing I'm not a designer.
posted by OmieWise at 6:46 AM on January 8, 2010


Hmmm... Hitler and Goatsex also feature high on the Beautiful side.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 7:12 AM on January 8, 2010


Hitler?

The man has no ass!

Now Stalin...
posted by stormpooper at 7:22 AM on January 8, 2010


sorry "had"
posted by stormpooper at 7:22 AM on January 8, 2010


Disgusting: "working at the renaissance fair after graduating with an MA in bullshit studies"
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 7:58 AM on January 8, 2010


Disgusting: "working at the renaissance fair after graduating with an MA in bullshit studies"

Digital Arts is a bullshit study now? I attend University of the Arts Philadelphia for undergrad — I might take a semester abroad at UArts London, actually — and the Digital Arts program focuses a lot on practical output. The idea is learning how to make meaningful art that interests people to the point where you might get a job making it. Our college's employment rate is pretty impressive, too.

If you go to the artist's web site you can see she's got a pretty nice portfolio. It's not like she's spending her time in college doing this, which would be a cute nice project were it not for the ignorance it shows for the Internet's willingness to be disruptive and uninformative. But not being familiar with the Internet's not an enormous problem if your focus isn't on promotion and advertising, so that's forgivable.

As a childish aside, I really enjoy the fact that the top Disgusting word is "scropions". Like, I enjoy it more than I should.
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:35 AM on January 8, 2010


how does this work do i type limbaugh farts as one word or two
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:21 AM on January 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


"scropions" (sic). (heh). Disgusting: that Rory Marinich is mocking the artistic and academic validation of the disgustingness of scropions.
posted by kch at 9:34 AM on January 8, 2010


Rory: I didn't write that bit about bullshit studies, only quoted it from the site-- but I thought that whoever wrote it was probably referring to medieval studies or something like that. Not much 'digital', arts or otherwise, goin' on at a Renaissance Fair.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 9:39 AM on January 8, 2010


p.s. scropions rule
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 9:39 AM on January 8, 2010


Too easily hacked, and not nearly as interesting as the game I used to play with my kids:
"What would you rather eat--a bowl of (hated teacher's name) boogers, or..."
The object was to create two equally distasteful options, so as to create a the horns of a dilemma.
Ewwwwwwws ensued.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:53 AM on January 8, 2010


Rory: I didn't write that bit about bullshit studies, only quoted it from the site-- but I thought that whoever wrote it was probably referring to medieval studies or something like that. Not much 'digital', arts or otherwise, goin' on at a Renaissance Fair.

Oh, whoops! My bad.

*Wanted to run the Punch and Judy show at renaissance fairs as a child*
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:16 AM on January 8, 2010


Your favorite medium sucks.
posted by JeffK at 11:04 AM on January 8, 2010


YOU LEAVE MISS CLEO OUT OF THIS JEFFK
posted by cortex at 11:05 AM on January 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


Obama and women are both disgusting? This 'project' is useless/useless.
posted by fixedgear at 11:29 AM on January 8, 2010


Don't worry guys, I just entered Comic Sans into the Disgusting section about 23 times.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:43 AM on January 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Some dude has gamed the "beautiful" side to be his name and phone number. I think that's kind of beautiful.
posted by maxwelton at 12:12 PM on January 8, 2010


It's Philadelphia's best disk jockies, I Googled it.
posted by fixedgear at 12:19 PM on January 8, 2010


I like that it doesn't even clear your entry after posting, so you can just hold down the enter key and let 'er rip. No programming of scripts necessary. Any idiot can!
posted by Mental Wimp at 12:30 PM on January 8, 2010


Some dude has gamed the "beautiful" side to be his name and phone number. I think that's kind of beautiful.

he's showing up on disgusting now too.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:34 PM on January 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh! That's gotta hurt, Ina! You're as disgusting as Rush Limbaugh!
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:11 PM on January 8, 2010


You won't be laughing when you've been through the whole range of topical creams and found out for yourself that neither steroids nor antibiotics will so much as touch the bastard scropions.
posted by Phanx at 7:57 AM on January 9, 2010


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