the lostlove project (2001)

about the work:

losing at love is an experience everyone has gone through to some degree. the loves that we lose are the ones that we remember most vividly and for the longest. they also make the most interesting love stories. the lostlove project aims to compile stories about lost love. users enter stories which are then linked by the lostlove engine to create a metanarrative of a relationship.

background:

The lostlove project grew out of performance/video work that I was doing where I told stories about failed relationships of mine. I made a number of attempts to translate the work to the web, none of which were successful. After spending some time across the country from where the stories took place, with friends who had not heard them, I realized that if I started telling stories, others would respond with their own. About the same time, I acquired server ...

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about the work:

losing at love is an experience everyone has gone through to some degree. the loves that we lose are the ones that we remember most vividly and for the longest. they also make the most interesting love stories. the lostlove project aims to compile stories about lost love. users enter stories which are then linked by the lostlove engine to create a metanarrative of a relationship.

background:

The lostlove project grew out of performance/video work that I was doing where I told stories about failed relationships of mine. I made a number of attempts to translate the work to the web, none of which were successful. After spending some time across the country from where the stories took place, with friends who had not heard them, I realized that if I started telling stories, others would respond with their own. About the same time, I acquired server space with access to a mySQL database. Out of this grew the lostlove project. It was primed with stories from several close friends and then released to the public. An interview that you may find informative is located at http://rhizome.org/archive/raw/msg02141.rhiz.

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