Friday, 7 July 2000
Japanese artist Tomoko Takahashi makes art out of chaos - sprawling
piles of dead computers and printers, broken ventilators and the
like. Her new internet project 'Word
Perhect' (sic) is equally topsy-turvy. A hand-drawn Microsoft-style
window with the human touch, it exhorts users to cut, copy and paste
- but with scissors, glue, and the newsagent's photocopier. 'Sleep'
is for the user, not the machine: another command tells you to 'run
and play outside now'. Typing is done in Takahashi's handwriting,
while 'delete' doesn't; it makes a big messy scribble over everything.
It's as if your computer suddenly rebelled and grew a personality
- but rather than the futuristic nightmares of science fiction,
it's as cute and cuddly as a tangerine i-book.
a site you think we'd be into? Tell