invitation to participate: your favorite four letter words

Posted by D. Jean Hester | Wed Apr 16th 2003 5:08 p.m.

Hey Rhizomers,

I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I have
included my bio at the end of this email.)

It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as many or
as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to mean
f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter words.
Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly reasonable
four letter words as well.

The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood Athletic Club
in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database, and
reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with odd
random pairings of video footage.

Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot of
them...

BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California, whose
work combines programming, databases, film and video to create interactive
pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester wishes
to involve users as active, thinking, engaged participant-collaborators in
the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity and
audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer a
stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled author-defined
outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world performative
actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In this
scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle
  • Eryk Salvaggio | Thu Apr 17th 2003 2:14 a.m.
    Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.

    -e.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    To: <list@rhizome.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four letter
    words

    > Hey Rhizomers,
    >
    > I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I have
    > included my bio at the end of this email.)
    >
    > It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as many
    or
    > as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to mean
    > f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter words.
    > Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    reasonable
    > four letter words as well.
    >
    > The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood Athletic
    Club
    > in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database, and
    > reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with odd
    > random pairings of video footage.
    >
    > Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot of
    > them...
    >
    > BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California, whose
    > work combines programming, databases, film and video to create interactive
    > pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    wishes
    > to involve users as active, thinking, engaged participant-collaborators in
    > the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity and
    > audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer a
    > stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled author-defined
    > outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    > through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world performative
    > actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In this
    > scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art does
    > not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it is
    only
    > a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in numerous
    > exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    > Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    >
    > -- D. Jean Hester
    > www.divestudio.org
    > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original online
    > art?"
    > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
    > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    >
    >
    >
    >
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  • joseph mcelroy | Thu Apr 17th 2003 2:46 a.m.
    Mine also
    joseph

    Quoting Eryk Salvaggio <eryk@maine.rr.com>:

    >
    > "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    >
    > -e.
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four letter
    > words
    >
    >
    > > Hey Rhizomers,
    > >
    > > I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I have
    > > included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > >
    > > It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as many
    > or
    > > as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to mean
    > > f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter words.
    > > Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > reasonable
    > > four letter words as well.
    > >
    > > The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood Athletic
    > Club
    > > in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database, and
    > > reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with odd
    > > random pairings of video footage.
    > >
    > > Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot of
    > > them...
    > >
    > > BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California, whose
    > > work combines programming, databases, film and video to create interactive
    > > pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > wishes
    > > to involve users as active, thinking, engaged participant-collaborators in
    > > the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity and
    > > audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer a
    > > stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled author-defined
    > > outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    > > through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world performative
    > > actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In this
    > > scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art does
    > > not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it is
    > only
    > > a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in numerous
    > > exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    > > Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > >
    > > -- D. Jean Hester
    > > www.divestudio.org
    > > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original online
    > > art?"
    > > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
    > > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
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  • Caterina Davinio | Thu Apr 17th 2003 5:23 a.m.
    my favorite words: fest, play, pace (in Italian)
    Caterina Davinio

    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > > To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > > Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    letter
    > > words
    > >
    > >
    > > > Hey Rhizomers,
    > > >
    > > > I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > > collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    have
    > > > included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > >
    > > > It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    many
    > > or
    > > > as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to
    mean
    > > > f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    words.
    > > > Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > reasonable
    > > > four letter words as well.
    > > >
    > > > The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > > music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    Athletic
    > > Club
    > > > in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
    and
    > > > reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with
    odd
    > > > random pairings of video footage.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot
    of
    > > > them...
    > > >
    > > > BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > > D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    whose
    > > > work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    interactive
    > > > pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > > wishes
    > > > to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    participant-collaborators in
    > > > the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    and
    > > > audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer
    a
    > > > stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    author-defined
    > > > outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    > > > through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    performative
    > > > actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    this
    > > > scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    does
    > > > not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    is
    > > only
    > > > a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    numerous
    > > > exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    > > > Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > >
    > > > -- D. Jean Hester
    > > > www.divestudio.org
    > > > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    online
    > > > art?"
    > > > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    not,
    > > > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
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  • marc garrett | Thu Apr 17th 2003 7:40 a.m.
    mine is 'marc'

    >
    > "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    >
    > -e.
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four letter
    > words
    >
    >
    > > Hey Rhizomers,
    > >
    > > I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I have
    > > included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > >
    > > It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    many
    > or
    > > as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to
    mean
    > > f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    words.
    > > Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > reasonable
    > > four letter words as well.
    > >
    > > The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood Athletic
    > Club
    > > in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database, and
    > > reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with
    odd
    > > random pairings of video footage.
    > >
    > > Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot
    of
    > > them...
    > >
    > > BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    whose
    > > work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    interactive
    > > pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > wishes
    > > to involve users as active, thinking, engaged participant-collaborators
    in
    > > the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity and
    > > audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer a
    > > stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    author-defined
    > > outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    > > through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world performative
    > > actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In this
    > > scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    does
    > > not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it is
    > only
    > > a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in numerous
    > > exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    > > Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > >
    > > -- D. Jean Hester
    > > www.divestudio.org
    > > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    online
    > > art?"
    > > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
    > > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
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  • neil jenkins | Thu Apr 17th 2003 8:32 a.m.
    neil

    :)

    On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:

    > mine is 'marc'
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    >>
    >> -e.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> ----- Original Message -----
    >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    >> letter
    >> words
    >>
    >>
    >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    >>>
    >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    >>> have
    >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    >>>
    >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    > many
    >> or
    >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to
    > mean
    >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    > words.
    >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    >> reasonable
    >>> four letter words as well.
    >>>
    >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    >>> Athletic
    >> Club
    >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
    >>> and
    >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with
    > odd
    >>> random pairings of video footage.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
    >>> lot
    > of
    >>> them...
    >>>
    >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    > whose
    >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > interactive
    >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    >> wishes
    >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    >>> participant-collaborators
    > in
    >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    >>> and
    >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    >>> longer a
    >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > author-defined
    >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    >>> performative
    >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    >>> this
    >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    > does
    >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    >>> is
    >> only
    >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    >>> numerous
    >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    >>>
    >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    >>> www.divestudio.org
    >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    > online
    >>> art?"
    >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    >>> not,
    >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> _________________________________________________________________
    >>> Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8.
    >>> http://join.msn.com/?pagethatures/junkmail
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    >>> +
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    >>
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  • Ivan Pope | Thu Apr 17th 2003 10:55 a.m.
    ivan &/or pope

    --
    Ivan Pope
    ivan@ivanpope.com
    www.ivanpope.com
    www.tochki-inc.com

    "Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
    Hunter S. Thompson
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
    To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
    Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    letter words

    > neil
    >
    > :)
    >
    >
    > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
    >
    > > mine is 'marc'
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    > >>
    > >> -e.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> ----- Original Message -----
    > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > >> letter
    > >> words
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    > >>>
    > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    > >>> have
    > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > >>>
    > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    > > many
    > >> or
    > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to
    > > mean
    > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    > > words.
    > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > >> reasonable
    > >>> four letter words as well.
    > >>>
    > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    > >>> Athletic
    > >> Club
    > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
    > >>> and
    > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with
    > > odd
    > >>> random pairings of video footage.
    > >>>
    > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
    > >>> lot
    > > of
    > >>> them...
    > >>>
    > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    > > whose
    > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > > interactive
    > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > >> wishes
    > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    > >>> participant-collaborators
    > > in
    > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    > >>> and
    > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    > >>> longer a
    > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > > author-defined
    > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    > >>> performative
    > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    > >>> this
    > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    > > does
    > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    > >>> is
    > >> only
    > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    > >>> numerous
    > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > >>>
    > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    > >>> www.divestudio.org
    > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    > > online
    > >>> art?"
    > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    > >>> not,
    > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> _________________________________________________________________
    > >>> Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8.
    > >>> http://join.msn.com/?pagethatures/junkmail
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    > >>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > >>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    > >>> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > >>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > >>> +
    > >>> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > >>> Membership Agreement available online at
    > >>> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
    > >> -> post: list@rhizome.org
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    > >> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
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    > >> +
    > >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > >> Membership Agreement available online at
    > >> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >
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  • Pall Thayer | Thu Apr 17th 2003 1:13 p.m.
    &/or

    Pall

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    To: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>; "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 5:20 AM
    Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    letter words

    > ivan &/or pope
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ivan Pope
    > ivan@ivanpope.com
    > www.ivanpope.com
    > www.tochki-inc.com
    >
    > "Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
    > Hunter S. Thompson
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
    > To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    > Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
    > Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > letter words
    >
    >
    > > neil
    > >
    > > :)
    > >
    > >
    > > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
    > >
    > > > mine is 'marc'
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >>
    > > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    > > >>
    > > >> -e.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> ----- Original Message -----
    > > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > > >> letter
    > > >> words
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    > > >>>
    > > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    > > >>> have
    > > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > >>>
    > > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    > > > many
    > > >> or
    > > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have
    to
    > > > mean
    > > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    > > > words.
    > > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > >> reasonable
    > > >>> four letter words as well.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    > > >>> Athletic
    > > >> Club
    > > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
    > > >>> and
    > > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along
    with
    > > > odd
    > > >>> random pairings of video footage.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
    > > >>> lot
    > > > of
    > > >>> them...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    > > > whose
    > > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > > > interactive
    > > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > > >> wishes
    > > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    > > >>> participant-collaborators
    > > > in
    > > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    > > >>> and
    > > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    > > >>> longer a
    > > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > > > author-defined
    > > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are
    contributing/collaborating
    > > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    > > >>> performative
    > > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    > > >>> this
    > > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    > > > does
    > > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    > > >>> is
    > > >> only
    > > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    > > >>> numerous
    > > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada,
    and
    > > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    > > >>> www.divestudio.org
    > > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    > > > online
    > > >>> art?"
    > > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    > > >>> not,
    > > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>> _________________________________________________________________
    > > >>> Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8.
    > > >>> http://join.msn.com/?pagethatures/junkmail
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    > > >>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > > >>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    > > >>> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > > >>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > > >>> +
    > > >>> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > > >>> Membership Agreement available online at
    > > >>> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    > > >>>
    > > >>
    > > >> + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
    > > >> -> post: list@rhizome.org
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    > > >> +
    > > >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > > >> Membership Agreement available online at
    > > >> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
    > > > -> post: list@rhizome.org
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    > > > +
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    > > > Membership Agreement available online at
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  • marc garrett | Thu Apr 17th 2003 1:27 p.m.
    snip
    snot
    grip
    smut
    toes
    nose
    crap
    flap

    > ivan &/or pope
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ivan Pope
    > ivan@ivanpope.com
    > www.ivanpope.com
    > www.tochki-inc.com
    >
    > "Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
    > Hunter S. Thompson
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
    > To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    > Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
    > Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > letter words
    >
    >
    > > neil
    > >
    > > :)
    > >
    > >
    > > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
    > >
    > > > mine is 'marc'
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >>
    > > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    > > >>
    > > >> -e.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> ----- Original Message -----
    > > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > > >> letter
    > > >> words
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    > > >>>
    > > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    > > >>> have
    > > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > >>>
    > > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    > > > many
    > > >> or
    > > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have
    to
    > > > mean
    > > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    > > > words.
    > > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > >> reasonable
    > > >>> four letter words as well.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    > > >>> Athletic
    > > >> Club
    > > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
    > > >>> and
    > > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along
    with
    > > > odd
    > > >>> random pairings of video footage.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
    > > >>> lot
    > > > of
    > > >>> them...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    > > > whose
    > > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > > > interactive
    > > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > > >> wishes
    > > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    > > >>> participant-collaborators
    > > > in
    > > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    > > >>> and
    > > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    > > >>> longer a
    > > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > > > author-defined
    > > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are
    contributing/collaborating
    > > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    > > >>> performative
    > > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    > > >>> this
    > > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    > > > does
    > > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    > > >>> is
    > > >> only
    > > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    > > >>> numerous
    > > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada,
    and
    > > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    > > >>> www.divestudio.org
    > > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    > > > online
    > > >>> art?"
    > > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    > > >>> not,
    > > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>>
    > > >>> _________________________________________________________________
    > > >>> Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8.
    > > >>> http://join.msn.com/?pagethatures/junkmail
    > > >>>
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    > > >>> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > > >>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > > >>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    > > >>> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > > >>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > > >>> +
    > > >>> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > > >>> Membership Agreement available online at
    > > >>> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
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    > > >>
    > > >> + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
    > > >> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > > >> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > > >> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
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    > > >> +
    > > >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > > >> Membership Agreement available online at
    > > >> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
    > > > -> post: list@rhizome.org
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    > > > +
    > > > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > > > Membership Agreement available online at
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    > >
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    >
  • D. Jean Hester | Thu Apr 17th 2003 1:43 p.m.
    so i should just go through the rhizome list and add all four letter names
    then? oh, but i need to add "eryk" twice... ;)

    -- D. Jean Hester
    www.divestudio.org
    Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original online
    art?"
    John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
    understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"

    >From: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    >Reply-To: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    >To: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>, "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    >CC: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    >letter words
    >Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 06:20:11 +0100
    >
    >ivan &/or pope
    >
    >
    >--
    >Ivan Pope
    >ivan@ivanpope.com
    >www.ivanpope.com
    >www.tochki-inc.com
    >
    >"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
    >Hunter S. Thompson
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
    >To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    >Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    >Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
    >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    >letter words
    >
    >
    > > neil
    > >
    > > :)
    > >
    > >
    > > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
    > >
    > > > mine is 'marc'
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >>
    > > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    > > >>
    > > >> -e.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> ----- Original Message -----
    > > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > > >> letter
    > > >> words
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    > > >>>
    > > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    > > >>> have
    > > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > >>>
    > > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    > > > many
    > > >> or
    > > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have
    >to
    > > > mean
    > > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    > > > words.
    > > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > >> reasonable
    > > >>> four letter words as well.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    > > >>> Athletic
    > > >> Club
    > > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
    > > >>> and
    > > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along
    >with
    > > > odd
    > > >>> random pairings of video footage.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
    > > >>> lot
    > > > of
    > > >>> them...
    > > >>>
    > > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    > > > whose
    > > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > > > interactive
    > > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > > >> wishes
    > > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    > > >>> participant-collaborators
    > > > in
    > > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    > > >>> and
    > > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    > > >>> longer a
    > > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > > > author-defined
    > > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are
    >contributing/collaborating
    > > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    > > >>> performative
    > > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    > > >>> this
    > > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    > > > does
    > > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    > > >>> is
    > > >> only
    > > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    > > >>> numerous
    > > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada,
    >and
    > > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > >>>
    > > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    > > >>> www.divestudio.org
    > > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    > > > online
    > > >>> art?"
    > > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    > > >>> not,
    > > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
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  • alexandra reill | Thu Apr 17th 2003 2:26 p.m.
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    To: <ivan@ivanpope.com>; <neil@devoid.co.uk>; <list@rhizome.org>
    Cc: <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:43 PM
    Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    letter words

    > so i should just go through the rhizome list and add all four letter names
    > then? oh, but i need to add "eryk" twice... ;)
    >
    > -- D. Jean Hester
    > www.divestudio.org
    > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original online
    > art?"
    > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
    > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >From: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    > >Reply-To: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    > >To: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>, "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    > >CC: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > >letter words
    > >Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 06:20:11 +0100
    > >
    > >ivan &/or pope
    > >
    > >
    > >--
    > >Ivan Pope
    > >ivan@ivanpope.com
    > >www.ivanpope.com
    > >www.tochki-inc.com
    > >
    > >"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
    > >Hunter S. Thompson
    > >----- Original Message -----
    > >From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
    > >To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    > >Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > >Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
    > >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > >letter words
    > >
    > >
    > > > neil
    > > >
    > > > :)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > mine is 'marc'
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >>
    > > > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> -e.
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >> ----- Original Message -----
    > > > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > > > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > > > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > > > >> letter
    > > > >> words
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    > > > >>>
    > > > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI,
    I
    > > > >>> have
    > > > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > > >>>
    > > > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words
    (as
    > > > > many
    > > > >> or
    > > > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have
    > >to
    > > > > mean
    > > > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four
    letter
    > > > > words.
    > > > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > > >> reasonable
    > > > >>> four letter words as well.
    > > > >>>
    > > > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    > > > >>> Athletic
    > > > >> Club
    > > > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a
    database,
    > > > >>> and
    > > > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along
    > >with
    > > > > odd
    > > > >>> random pairings of video footage.
    > > > >>>
    > > > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a
    > > > >>> lot
    > > > > of
    > > > >>> them...
    > > > >>>
    > > > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles,
    California,
    > > > > whose
    > > > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > > > > interactive
    > > > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms.
    Hester
    > > > >> wishes
    > > > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    > > > >>> participant-collaborators
    > > > > in
    > > > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of
    interactivity
    > > > >>> and
    > > > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    > > > >>> longer a
    > > > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > > > > author-defined
    > > > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are
    > >contributing/collaborating
    > > > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    > > > >>> performative
    > > > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    > > > >>> this
    > > > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the
    art
    > > > > does
    > > > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor,
    it
    > > > >>> is
    > > > >> only
    > > > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    > > > >>> numerous
    > > > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada,
    > >and
    > > > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > > >>>
    > > > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    > > > >>> www.divestudio.org
    > > > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly
    original
    > > > > online
    > > > >>> art?"
    > > > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art
    or
    > > > >>> not,
    > > > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > > > >>>
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  • marc garrett | Thu Apr 17th 2003 2:32 p.m.
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    > life
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    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > To: <ivan@ivanpope.com>; <neil@devoid.co.uk>; <list@rhizome.org>
    > Cc: <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:43 PM
    > Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > letter words
    >
    >
    > > so i should just go through the rhizome list and add all four letter
    names
    > > then? oh, but i need to add "eryk" twice... ;)
    > >
    > > -- D. Jean Hester
    > > www.divestudio.org
    > > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    online
    > > art?"
    > > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or not,
    > > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > >From: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    > > >Reply-To: "Ivan Pope" <ivan@ivanpope.com>
    > > >To: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>, "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    > > >CC: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > > >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > > >letter words
    > > >Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 06:20:11 +0100
    > > >
    > > >ivan &/or pope
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >--
    > > >Ivan Pope
    > > >ivan@ivanpope.com
    > > >www.ivanpope.com
    > > >www.tochki-inc.com
    > > >
    > > >"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
    > > >Hunter S. Thompson
    > > >----- Original Message -----
    > > >From: "neil jenkins" <neil@devoid.co.uk>
    > > >To: "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    > > >Cc: "marc.garrett" <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    > > >Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:32 PM
    > > >Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    > > >letter words
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > > neil
    > > > >
    > > > > :)
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:40 am, marc.garrett wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > mine is 'marc'
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> "Eryk" is my favorite four letter word.
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> -e.
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> ----- Original Message -----
    > > > > >> From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
    > > > > >> To: <list@rhizome.org>
    > > > > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > > > >> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite
    four
    > > > > >> letter
    > > > > >> words
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>> Hey Rhizomers,
    > > > > >>>
    > > > > >>> I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > > > >>> collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG.
    (FYI,
    > I
    > > > > >>> have
    > > > > >>> included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > > > >>>
    > > > > >>> It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words
    > (as
    > > > > > many
    > > > > >> or
    > > > > >>> as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't
    have
    > > >to
    > > > > > mean
    > > > > >>> f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four
    > letter
    > > > > > words.
    > > > > >>> Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > > > >> reasonable
    > > > > >>> four letter words as well.
    > > > > >>>
    > > > > >>> The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > > > >>> music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
    > > > > >>> Athletic
    > > > > >> Club
    > > > > >>> in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a
    > database,
    > > > > >>> and
    > > > > >>> reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along
    > > >with
    > > > > > odd
    > > > > >>> random pairings of video footage.
    > > > > >>>
    > > > > >>> Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need
    a
    > > > > >>> lot
    > > > > > of
    > > > > >>> them...
    > > > > >>>
    > > > > >>> BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
    > > > > >>> D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles,
    > California,
    > > > > > whose
    > > > > >>> work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    > > > > > interactive
    > > > > >>> pieces for both physical installations and online platforms.
    > Hester
    > > > > >> wishes
    > > > > >>> to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    > > > > >>> participant-collaborators
    > > > > > in
    > > > > >>> the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of
    > interactivity
    > > > > >>> and
    > > > > >>> audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no
    > > > > >>> longer a
    > > > > >>> stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    > > > > > author-defined
    > > > > >>> outcome, but when the users themselves are
    > > >contributing/collaborating
    > > > > >>> through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    > > > > >>> performative
    > > > > >>> actions or interaction with a database or some other program).
    In
    > > > > >>> this
    > > > > >>> scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the
    > art
    > > > > > does
    > > > > >>> not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a
    contributor,
    > it
    > > > > >>> is
    > > > > >> only
    > > > > >>> a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    > > > > >>> numerous
    > > > > >>> exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States,
    Canada,
    > > >and
    > > > > >>> Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > > > >>>
    > > > > >>> -- D. Jean Hester
    > > > > >>> www.divestudio.org
    > > > > >>> Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly
    > original
    > > > > > online
    > > > > >>> art?"
    > > > > >>> John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art
    > or
    > > > > >>> not,
    > > > > >>> understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > > > >>> from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
    > > > > >>>
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  • Michael Szpakowski | Thu Apr 17th 2003 9:03 p.m.
    four letter word haiku:
    Sing, song bird this dawn!
    Fish - swim thru dark cold blue loch
    Deer - skip thru deep wood!

    four letter words, excellent both in English &
    Hungarian:
    bolt (shop)
    mint (as, like)
    most (now)

    four letter word for "cheese" in hungarian pronounced
    "shite" in english:
    sajt

    favourite palindromic four letter girl's name:
    anna

    favourite four letter sign off:
    "best"
    michael

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  • mark | Thu Apr 17th 2003 11:43 p.m.
    my interesting word is: wife .........................................and........................................................................................that stands for '..., My wife is not a whore,...' lyric line from 'Opera Girl' by PEARLCOPPERhttp://www.geocities.com/rexexperiment/1operagirl.html Your Rock and Roll Star, PEARLCOPPER

    ART ELECTRONICS <clprezi@tin.it> wrote:my favorite words: fest, play, pace (in Italian)
    Caterina Davinio

    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: "D. Jean Hester"
    > > To:

    > > Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
    > > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
    letter
    > > words
    > >
    > >
    > > > Hey Rhizomers,
    > > >
    > > > I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
    > > > collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
    have
    > > > included my bio at the end of this email.)
    > > >
    > > > It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
    many
    > > or
    > > > as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to
    mean
    > > > f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
    words.
    > > > Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
    > > reasonable
    > > > four letter words as well.
    > > >
    > > > The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
    > > > music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
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    > > Club
    > > > in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
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    > > > random pairings of video footage.
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    > > > Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot
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    > > > them...
    > > >
    > > > BIO:
    > > > D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
    whose
    > > > work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
    interactive
    > > > pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
    > > wishes
    > > > to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
    participant-collaborators in
    > > > the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
    and
    > > > audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer
    a
    > > > stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
    author-defined
    > > > outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
    > > > through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
    performative
    > > > actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
    this
    > > > scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
    does
    > > > not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
    is
    > > only
    > > > a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
    numerous
    > > > exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
    > > > Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
    > > >
    > > > -- D. Jean Hester
    > > > www.divestudio.org
    > > > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
    online
    > > > art?"
    > > > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
    not,
    > > > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
    > > > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
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