|What’s behind names on the
What’s communication on the net?
What’s palpable of the personality behind the internet identity?
Who do you meet?
What’s real, who is playing,
who is talking, what mean the words, is it meant ironically?
So, I would like to do the following experiment:
Thursday 6 of may 1999 at 14.00 h. central european time, there will be a ‘game’ on IRC: Newnet.telia.NO channel: #pointproject
*is it possible to find out
who's the real person out of four possible ones by asking questions via
IRC during 15 minutes
-Annie Abrahams author of the website being human
-three other people (members of http://lieudit.org)
acting as Annie Abrahams
-people in the Galleri Prosjekthallen, Trondheim, Norway
-people connected by IRC
-John Hopkins operator
-report of the project on the web afterwards
|I started ‘being
human’ (beginning of 1998) with the idea that the web was a possibility
to contact individual persons in there own context behind their computers.
I asked myself: ‘about what and how can I talk to them?’ About non-identary subjects in colors, words and fast loading .gif’s.
I thank Kjell Hansson and Henrik Ahlberg, students of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland and authors of the pointproject, for making it possible to execute this experiment
|If you are interested go on IRC: Newnet.telia.NO
channel: #pointproject at 14.00 h the 6th of may, try
to find out which of the annie's is me. If you have any questions
or remarks you can contact me email@example.com
ps. my hypothesis is that you cannot sort me out
please smile to your neighbour in the morning
Report of the Experience - logfile, réactions, comments
It was a very confusing experience. It's only words, but?
this experiment Abrahams tried to answer a number of questions, such as
'What is palpable of the personality behind the internet identity?', testing
recognition and sincerity, what is real and what is not, in environments
like IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels.