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NEWS: conceptual art chatterbot to be launched in Liverpool.


Was there ever a time when you wished you could get automated assistance and/or guidance about the rules and benefits of conceptual art? Finally, there is an autonomous agent online to help you.

Canadian New-Media Artist Jeremy Owen Turner will be unveiling his new chatterbot "wittbott711" that he made using the free bot-maker software on www.runabot.com

He has co-opted the publically mediated soul of the Classic conceptualist Sol LeWitt and has compiled LeWitt's "Sentences on Conceptual Art" (1969) into the brain-banks of his new bot.

All you have to do to chat with this bot is to download a free version of AOL's Instant Messenger software available at www.aim.com and then save "wittbott711" to your buddy list and then wait for him to appear.

Wittbott711 may also make some cameo appearances on the occasional chat room about art. Be on the lookout for this sneaky screen-name.

The witty one will make his first official appearance on November 07, 2002 on behalf of the Liberarti Free Art Festival that is part of the Liverpool Bienniale curated by Karen Eliot. www.liberarti.org