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More impromptu Internet art exhibits

posted by Jason Kottke   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.

Reader comments

anilJan 09, 2002 at 2:03PM

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

kiriJan 09, 2002 at 2:07PM


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

JesseJan 09, 2002 at 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 RollinsJan 09, 2002 at 2:13PM

A little tongue is always entertaining.

EamonJan 09, 2002 at 2:15PM

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

johnJan 09, 2002 at 2:21PM

face.jpg. Ooo, trust me on this.

boogahJan 09, 2002 at 2:25PM

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

EamonJan 09, 2002 at 2:25PM

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

MikeJan 09, 2002 at 2:34PM

Oops, that last one should have been…
potatohead

EamonJan 09, 2002 at 2:48PM

I love the “dessert” and “mary poppins” searches. Brilliant.

Andre TorrezJan 09, 2002 at 3:05PM

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

This is very cool.

SiWJan 09, 2002 at 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

EricJan 09, 2002 at 3:53PM

What happens after too much of a favorite beverage.

SiWJan 09, 2002 at 4:18PM

More electronic envelopes than you can shake a stick at.

SiWJan 09, 2002 at 4:20PM

Erik, some people have a banner.

SiWJan 09, 2002 at 4:25PM

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

JoshJan 09, 2002 at 4:38PM

Whoops — try this Bono instead.

atJan 09, 2002 at 4:52PM

Oh the Q-ness of it all.

ksJan 09, 2002 at 5:00PM

Here’s a conceptual installation called “The E-Commerce Cycle”:Room 1; Room 2; Room 3; Room 4; Room 5

LukeJan 09, 2002 at 5:21PM

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

timoJan 09, 2002 at 6:06PM

I’ll take care of the tims and timos.

danJan 09, 2002 at 6:39PM

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

mJan 09, 2002 at 6:55PM

oop, eric had logo above. (my bad)

Azrael BrownJan 09, 2002 at 8:57PM

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

JoshuaJan 09, 2002 at 9:07PM

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

Dave RobbinsJan 09, 2002 at 9:49PM

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

WillJan 09, 2002 at 9:56PM

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

JasonJan 09, 2002 at 10:40PM

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

JimCueneJan 09, 2002 at 11:08PM

… just because these words are so fun to say:

chimi

toonces

trousers

dingle

stumpy

Martin ConaghanJan 10, 2002 at 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?

MegJan 10, 2002 at 5:18AM

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

mathews8Jan 10, 2002 at 8:37AM

the road to hell is paved with good intentions

MorganJan 10, 2002 at 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

ksJan 10, 2002 at 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.

BitBoyJan 10, 2002 at 10:50AM

Can’t we all just be happy?

aaronJan 10, 2002 at 11:22AM

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

ksJan 10, 2002 at 11:41AM

“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.

walrusJan 10, 2002 at 1:10PM

This is silly. I’ve got proof

jamesyJan 10, 2002 at 2:50PM

soda soda everywhere but not a drop to drink.

SuzanneJan 10, 2002 at 4:13PM

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

Or even gw.

GrantJan 10, 2002 at 6:12PM

I’ve always been partial to people named bob

RoeJan 10, 2002 at 10:12PM

Not just *any* .gif — it’s the MAIN gif!

JonasJan 11, 2002 at 7:36AM

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

domoniJan 12, 2002 at 10:41AM

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

peter hueskenJan 16, 2002 at 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!
…)

MossJan 17, 2002 at 1:00AM

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

FredJan 17, 2002 at 12:24PM

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

CatherineJan 21, 2002 at 3:35PM

it’s kinda over-done, but duck tape

LyleFeb 01, 2002 at 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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