More impromptu Internet art exhibits  JAN 09 2002

More impromptu Internet art exhibits: temp.jpg, image1.jpg (via Luke), webcam.jpg, and DSCN*.jpg. Put together your own exhibit and share it with us.

There are 107 reader comments

anil03 09 2002 2:03PM

i was moved by spacer.gif. i saw it as an expression of absence, really an exploration of white space.

kiri07 09 2002 2:07PM


kiri, toilet,
poo (check out the toilet paper in the sand - truly inspirational), condom,
mary poppins

Jesse11 09 2002 2:11PM

Man I love this stuff... ever since you linked us to images.google before it was public I have had so much fun.

here is my exercise in egoism: Jesse's that are not me.

Bill Rollins13 09 2002 2:13PM

A little tongue is always entertaining.

Eamon15 09 2002 2:15PM

nude1.jpg is pretty obvious, but a bit more arty than one might expect.

kfan18 09 2002 2:18PM

jason kottke, as handsome as ever.

john21 09 2002 2:21PM

face.jpg. Ooo, trust me on this.

boogah25 09 2002 2:25PM

a search for pixel.gif doesn't go down like one would expect...

Eamon25 09 2002 2:25PM

On the flip side, people who love babies, puppies, and kitties will enjoy cutie.jpg, baby.jpg, and sweetie.jpg.

Mike34 09 2002 2:34PM

Oops, that last one should have been...
potatohead

Eamon48 09 2002 2:48PM

I love the "dessert" and "mary poppins" searches. Brilliant.

Andre Torrez05 09 2002 3:05PM

Is test.gif too obvious? spacer.gif was pretty cool. clear.gif was not very cool.

This is very cool.

SiW30 09 2002 3:30PM

For the coders in the house: foo.jpg

Man, I love image searches. I had a little ASP+CSS dealie that made moving (literally, not emotionally) montages of random graphics, but it broke when I switched hosts and lost the use of a specific control. My weapon of choice then was multimedia.lycos.com

Eric53 09 2002 3:53PM

What happens after too much of a favorite beverage.

SiW18 09 2002 4:18PM

More electronic envelopes than you can shake a stick at.

SiW20 09 2002 4:20PM

Erik, some people have a banner.

SiW25 09 2002 4:25PM

Before you see many of these sites, you first must enter.

Josh38 09 2002 4:38PM

Whoops -- try this Bono instead.

at52 09 2002 4:52PM

Oh the Q-ness of it all.

ks00 09 2002 5:00PM

Here's a conceptual installation called "The E-Commerce Cycle":Room 1; Room 2; Room 3; Room 4; Room 5

Luke21 09 2002 5:21PM

redball.gif (Adam Curry used it before it was cool and on MTV and all that. I had no idea!)

timo06 09 2002 6:06PM

I'll take care of the tims and timos.

dan39 09 2002 6:39PM

Meet the family: mom, dad, sis, and bro.

m55 09 2002 6:55PM

oop, eric had logo above. (my bad)

Azrael Brown57 09 2002 8:57PM

northern lights - half are really really cool, the rest are unrelated.

Joshua07 09 2002 9:07PM

Searching for "mvc" will return a whole host of images taken by the sony mavica series of cameras.

Dave Robbins49 09 2002 9:49PM

Also, untitled.gif works well.
http://images.google.com/images?q=untitled.gif&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search

Will56 09 2002 9:56PM

SiW beat me to foo.jpg, so I'll have to add foo.gif, but I think foo.jpg is much better.

Jason40 09 200210:40PM

kelly.jpg
doormat.jpg
inspire.jpg
and finally, with apologies to the guy evidently nicknamed "Dump", dump.jpg

JimCuene08 09 200211:08PM

. . . just because these words are so fun to say:

chimi

toonces

trousers

dingle

stumpy

Martin Conaghan21 10 2002 3:21AM

Wasn't Warhol meaning that in the future, because so many people could become famous (due to media saturation and overload) that fame would only be for a short period of time?

Meg18 10 2002 5:18AM

Be very very quiet.Also, a chillcam search shows images captured using that popular webcam software.

mathews837 10 2002 8:37AM

the road to hell is paved with good intentions

Morgan29 10 2002 9:29AM

well the obvious:
Blog - interesting to see the priorities. There's also yoyo which always yeilds some interesting pictures.
How about some Homonyms?
Trunk
Spring
Jam

ks48 10 2002 9:48AM

Hey, click me! Click it, I said! Aren't you listening? Click this! Why, oh, why won't you just click here? OK, I don't care where you click, just as long as you click.

Oh, forget it.

BitBoy50 10 200210:50AM

Can't we all just be happy?

me3dia58 10 200210:58AM

1, 2, 3 *.jpg
1, 2, 3 *.gif

aaron22 10 200211:22AM

Oh, damn, I can't believe nobody has already done fear the mullet!

ks41 10 200211:41AM

"Wake up!" I said to my roommate, and pointed excitedly at the calendar. It was the the eighth of February, and on the schedule for today was our big trip to the reservoir.

We stopped for coffee on the way, making sure to get a receipt and ignoring the weird accordion-playing beggar who accosted us on the way out.

We picked up Professor Jenkins, who was a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman government. If you wanted to know something about a particular emperor, or a famous siege, or the Colossus of Rhodes, he could tell you about it.

"First, let's stop off at the cemetery," he said. "My father died forty years ago on my twelfth birthday, and I want to visit him and our Pilgrim ancestors."

We waited in the car, sharing a baked potato topped with broccoli, as Jenkins placed a balloon on his father's grave. He returned to the car, wiping away tears with a handkerchief. The fuel gauge showed the tank was three-quarters full, so off we went, clapping in rhythm to the stereo.

walrus10 10 2002 1:10PM

This is silly. I've got proof ...

jamesy50 10 2002 2:50PM

soda soda everywhere but not a drop to drink.

Suzanne13 10 2002 4:13PM

I always wondered what it would be like to be president.

Or even gw.

Grant12 10 2002 6:12PM

I've always been partial to people named bob

Roe12 10 200210:12PM

Not just *any* .gif -- it's the MAIN gif!

Jonas36 11 2002 7:36AM

surprising diversity found on http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&imgsafe=off&newwindow=1&q=smoochie

domoni41 12 200210:41AM

Shh! Said thelibrarian to the qwerty quipsteras she dreamt of paradise at her reference desk.

peter huesken46 16 2002 8:46AM

...and, once in a while, there's time for:
href="http://images.google.com/images?q=jesus">jesus
and/or
href="http://images.google.com/images?q=allah">allah
.
(or you might be an
href="http://images.google.com/images?q=atheist">atheist
.
(...
href="http://images.google.com/images?q=duh">duh!
...)

Moss00 17 2002 1:00AM

A friend just pointed me at a wonderful one: woodcut.

Fred24 17 200212:24PM

Not to be confused, of course, with cut wood.

Catherine35 21 2002 3:35PM

it's kinda over-done, but duck tape

Lyle43 01 2002 5:43PM

Okay, this is gross...puke

Here's one that's pretty interesting...GURU

How about something painful, like an explosion? Ouch!

Croc O' Lyle
http://crocolyle.blogspot.com

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