Daniel Everett - Conversations with a Computer (2008)
“Contained within the operating system of Mac computers is a rudimentary electronic psychotherapist program.
Meant to simulate a Rogerian therapist, it engages the participant in a cyclical conversation by taking his or her statements and roughly reconfiguring them into questions.
I met with this program three times a week for a month in order to discuss my fear that I was disappearing completely. These are three stills from our conversations.”
Presented without comment, because I’m sure someone will be able to find the words better than I can.
oh look we have cute doodles too
Yesyesyes to response.
People keep telling me I’m “not that fat”, like being fat is a bad thing. I’m well aware and you telling me that I’m not only makes me think less of you.
But… But… you’re pretty.*
*Thing actually said to me by a well-meaning friend after me telling her yes, yes I am. Because clearly being fat and being pretty are mutually exclusive, so if in her mind I was pretty, in turn that meant I couldn’t possibly be fat. Which I am.
With the arrival of the new issue this morning, we’re almost set for Wednesday’s launch party in Sparkle Horse. Hope you can join us! We’re going for an arts and crafts theme, and will have a supply of materials for making friendship bracelets and badges, as well as the usual drink n draw. As it’s a Wednesday night, the ladies from Hobby Horse craft club will also be there so feel free to bring along any other craft projects you have on the go! Cross-stitchers Stitch Kitsch will also be selling their craft wares, alongside comic stalls from Braw Books, Black Hearted Press and Gary Erskine.
My hand modelling career starts here.
Also, here is a thing happening that you should come to.
Psychological interiors by Sarah Hobbs
1. Escapism (2009)
2. Paranoia (1999)
3. Overcompensation (2006)
4. Insomnia (2000)
5. Memory Loss (2000)
6. Avoidance (2009)
Issue 7 has been sent to the printers! Featuring the usual mix of long-time contributors and new comic artists, and a stunning cover design by Penny Sharp, we think this issue is one of our best yet. Keep an eye out for sneak previews over the next couple of weeks, and for details of our Glasgow launch event.
How AWESOME is this cover? It took me a full ten minutes to decide if I liked it. (I do)