March 28, 2002
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Get your unique 32x32 piece of net art at Image::copy. Give your e-mail address, select which part of any of three images you want, and get it within a few minutes. The section you receive is then blacked out in the original file.
posted by Su (20 comments total)
posted by zeoslap at 5:24 PM on March 28, 2002

Oh, and before it comes up: If I had the slightest suspicion this was a spam harvester, I wouldn't have posted it.
posted by Su at 5:36 PM on March 28, 2002

most ingenious spam form, ever
posted by plemeljr at 5:36 PM on March 28, 2002

too late, su
posted by plemeljr at 5:37 PM on March 28, 2002

I got a part of the black bowl or whatever it is.
posted by riffola at 5:38 PM on March 28, 2002

Um... whoo hoo!

I assume it's this Adrian Ward, who is in fact a total fox a very accomplished net artist, not a spam gatherer.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 5:39 PM on March 28, 2002

I got part of that wood assemblage in the middle image.

I will start the bidding at $100 US.
posted by plemeljr at 5:40 PM on March 28, 2002

This is cooler.
posted by zztzed at 5:45 PM on March 28, 2002

You can see the original images on this page.
posted by riffola at 5:48 PM on March 28, 2002

damn. all the good stuff is taken.
posted by crunchland at 5:51 PM on March 28, 2002

I aaded my black bowl piece to the image::paste one, you can see the lens flare on it.
posted by riffola at 5:54 PM on March 28, 2002

Oops I meant reflected light, not lens flare.
posted by riffola at 5:56 PM on March 28, 2002

RJ: Yes, it is. He's got projects and sites all over the damn net that I've found from random links and whatnot. Stuff not even mentioned at his own place.
I'm rather surprised people are actually looking around and playing with this. I figured most comments would run about as incisive as Zeoslap's.
posted by Su at 5:58 PM on March 28, 2002

I'm rather surprised people are actually looking around and playing with this.

Then why post it?
posted by willnot at 7:37 PM on March 28, 2002

I'm just guessing here, willnot... but I bet because Su thought it was A) fun, B) innarestin', and C) she felt well-disposed enough to the residents of Metafilter to share it with us, which I think was very nice of her. And my further guess, from the context of her comment above, is that she thought people would be dismissive for some reason.

Ooo, I already got my piece of the art mailed to me! What should I do with it? Use it as a desktop pattern? Just store it up on my server, forever? Make a t-shirt?
posted by RJ Reynolds at 8:03 PM on March 28, 2002

RJ: su's not a she. and he's my boyfriend.
good morning. sleep well?
posted by patricking at 8:13 PM on March 28, 2002

I did think people would be dismissive, though not for the same reasons being discussed in that MeTa thread. There does seem to be a relatively questioning attitude towards art here, particularly anything that is this deeply conceptual. So yes, I'm surprised that not only are people following the link and participating in the project(the images are nearly blotted out but were mostly there when I visited earlier), but that they took the time to explore the site, find the other projects and share them. Note that there's absolutely no navigation on the page I linked but that if you back up to the root level, you get a (intentional)raw directory listing. I had originally considered making the post with multiple links, but wanted to see if anybody would actually put some work into their surfing. So not only was I proven correct in my assumption, but I got to back up my comments in this thread, given that the only Google references I can find to the piece are from the site's pages themselves. So does that answer your question?
posted by Su at 8:31 PM on March 28, 2002

I wonder what his opinion on the US/UK origins of punk rock are, and whether Andrew WK/Sum 41/Greenday are punk rock.
posted by Settle at 8:36 PM on March 28, 2002

Awww I was just kiddin, and trust me i got my little bit, bottom left corner pic 2 :) But is it art (he says scratching his chin in a mock intellectual fashion) ? Well if he says it is who am I to argue :) and they say the nets getting boring!
posted by zeoslap at 9:55 PM on March 28, 2002

hey, he's the auto-illustrator guy. cool.
posted by Dean King at 10:43 PM on March 28, 2002

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