response: Hello, my name is Amy and i am the human.

 

send: Hi Amy, if you are indeed human, tell me which is bigger, my fingernail or the Czech Republic

 

response: The Czech Republic I think.

 

send: You think!!   Don't you know for sure about the relative size of a country and a human body part?

 

response: Well, it depends on what lives under your fingernail and besides my knowlege of geography is shamefull.

 

send: Maybe your knowledge of geography is terrible but at least you understand the questions, which is more than any of the machines I have been chatting with have been able to do.

 

response: Unintelligence everywhere, huh?

 

send: Is your name really Amy?  What do you do?

 

response: Yes it is and I'm an artist.

 

send: And do you paint?  Or sculpt?

 

response: I paint and draw mostly, make limited edition artist books.

 

send: I don't understand.  You don't sell your painting as paintings but only as parts of books?

 

response: No, I have a number of mediums that I work on. I do paintings on wood and those are seperate from the books but they do have the same subject matter running through them.

 

send: How can I look at your wood paintings?

 

response: You would have to wait till they are shipped to me. Right now I can't even look upon them, they are in storage.

 

send: Do you have your stuff on a web site?

 

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response: klkj Sorry about that, I hit enter one too many times. No, I don't have my stuff on the web, though I've been meaning too.

 

send: I bet there is lots of stuff to paint in NYC

 

response: Yeah there is, but I mostly work from a combination of found images and my imagination.

 

send: I'm a philosopher and have no artistic ability at all

 

response: I like philosophy, have you read the "Poetics of Space"?

 

send: Never heard of it.  Is it philosophy?

 

response: Yes, its about the significance of the spaces we choose for ourselves, their limitations and symbolism.

 

send: Who wrote it?

 

response: Gaston Bachalard. I might be mispelling the last mname though. He's French.

 

send: Sounds like a Chris Alexander book.  Is it about architecture?

 

response: Not really, it reference space in nature a lot but in a very poetic way. Nests and shells, cocoonc.

 

send: Sounds great.  We live in the era of design

 

response: Yes, we do but we should never forget that nature is the ultimate designer i think.

 

send: Cool.  Nice talking to you

 

response: Yeah, you too.

 

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