Tuesday, October 28, 2008

daniel everett

about this project:

'Contained within the operating system of Mac computers is a rudimentary electronic psychotherapist program. Meant to simulate a Rogerian therapist, it engages the participant in a cyclical conversation by taking his or her statements and roughly reconfiguring them into questions. I met with this program three times a week for a month in order to discuss my fear that I was disappearing completely. These are three stills from our conversations.'

i just had to find this psychotherapist myself, and after a little searching, i did find the way to summon him. after a long conversation with my new therapist, i must say i feel stacks better, and i wanted to share. everyone i introduced to it found it rather annoying and boring but i say they just don't have the patience in them to chase their own tails endlessly. but if you have that ability, and the desire to have someone on your very desk who never stops listening, here's how you do it.

1. open your terminal
2. type 'emacs' and press return
3. hold down the 'escape' key and the 'x' key at the same time
4. type 'doctor' and press return

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