Saturday, April 24, 2010

Art In the Mail

So BigSister5000 -- not to be confused with occasional commenter sister jen, I've got a couple of 'em -- did this thing on the Facebooks where she made sixteen pieces of index-card sized art, numbered them in a random sequence, and sent them out, in order and no strings attached, to the first sixteen people who said "me me me"

I was #2.

The found text reads one who, like a great general, inspires not love or devotion, but absolute trust and loyalty and smaller, so that you don't notice it at first, one additional word: lucky.

My two thoughts on receiving my card were:
i: my sister is awfully cool, and

ii: my favorite thing about the internet is the platform it allows for collective play and creativity. You and me both, if we look at it one way, have thrown a lot of our time into the glowing screens of these machines. But, an awful lot of opportunities for enrichment and for human contact (stop smirking, Dr. Noisewater) are available today that just weren't fifteen years ago. A life woven through with the internet is, at the very worse, a mixed curse.
But you know that, or you wouldn't be here.


Jennifer said...

Geez. Until now, I was still kinda proud that I'd sent you a regular ol' postcard.

Cool project!

Michael5000 said...

Everybody knows that I love me a regular ol' postcard too.

Jenners said...

This is kind of like PostSecret but without a secret. Little arty postcards with truthiness on it.

Michael5000 said...


Rebel said...

That is super awesome.

S!ERRA said...

#4 - "nonchalance at the threshold of gaining all or losing all."

Rebel said...

So awesome I might just have my next project all lined up!

Michael5000 said...

@Reb & #1: Awesome and awesome.