We got this email addressed to "firstname.lastname@example.org," an address we used for receiving prospectuses by email. There is of course no Mr or Ms Opps nor artwork to go with the address, but that did not stop Mr. Westerman from gushing "Love the work," and asking old Oppsie to give him a call.
Let's do lunch, Eric baby. Love the patter.
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Subject: LOVE THE WORK
From: "Eric Westerman"
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 07:18:14 -0500
I had the opportunity to see some of your work today and just have one question.
Do you want to sell some of it ?
At www.art-exchange.com we are serious about selling your work to art-consultants, interior decorators, commercial designers, art galleries, corporate art buyers, frame shops and anyone else who sells art for a living. We average over 23,000 unique visitors to our Gallery everyday. Not people looking at pretty pictures but serious buyers that need art.
If you would like to learn more....log on to my site and then call me at 800-647-6336 X 103.
runme.org - say it with software art!
From a description sent to Fine Art Forum:runme.org - say it with software art!
Runme.org is a software art repository, launched in January 2003. It is an open, moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art. Software art is an intersection of two almost non-overlapping realms: software and art. It has a different meaning and aura in each. Software art gets its lifeblood and its techniques from living software culture and represents approaches and strategies similar to those used in the art world.
The aim of Runme.org is to create an exchange interface for artists and programmers which will work towards a contextualization of this new form of cultural activity. Runme.org welcomes projects regardless of the date and context of their creation. The repository is happy to host different kinds of projects - ranging from found, anonymous software art to famous projects by established artists and programmers.
Runme.org is a collaborative and open project that was developed by Amy Alexander, Florian Cramer, Matthew Fuller, Olga Goriunova, Thomax Kaulmann, Alex McLean, Pit Schultz, Alexei Shulgin, and The Yes Men. Runme process was initiated and is administrated by Alexei Shulgin and Olga Goriunova.