Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Mechanical Turk Review of My Art #21

This is a project where I pay workers on Amazon's Mechanical Turk to review my art and website and pay them $5 dollars for 500 words. This is the 21st review I've received:

Hi Paul, I thought I’d 1st go through and pick out some of this pretty cool whirly bird contemporary kind of art that you do so well and comment on the ones that seem to interest me the most. So here goes, to make it easy I picked “please no photos” as a launching point for making some comments on your “outside the box” kind of clever art. I like the camera icon and the locations that you picked, in “please no photos” and wanted to share with you what I’m thinking. Like the other art on your site this one pays homage to the way people get into a sort of trance in life. What I mean to say is that when something is out of place, or out of the ordinary people become quickly confused. The question then becomes how quickly do they realize that this is actually a form of art, and not an assault on their reality. From there I strolled over to “how to be narcissistic” and found yet more clever art. I really like how this particular art tests everything we know about the ego. Is narcissism just an ego gone awry? Are we born with narcissism? Do we learn narcissism? Are government officials more prone to narcissism? Can babies be narcissistic? Does narcissism have a cure? I suppose the uniqueness of your art addresses some of these questions, or rather does the art fly in the face of abject narcissism. But, it’s all good because maybe I’m just over thinking your art, because at the end of the day it’s just simple fun. And I hope that I don’t sound narcissistic by saying these things. My next stop on my journey through Paul was to go to “it’s simple, but complicated” and watch a few entertaining videos. So I must say Paul, your video on a breakdown on the side of the road should certainly be considered for some type of award. I mean come on, this is really funny stuff. For me personally, I would say if you have not already put this on YouTube, then you certainly should. This is the kind of stuff that viral videos are made of On YouTube. The 1st thing that I thought of when watching this video was how absurd road rage really is in today’s world. So what I mean is if there is no one else around how can you really express road rage. Finally Paul, to keep it light I went to ROFL CON and got a few chuckles. The ROFL CON piece is a true testament to our human nature. What I mean to say is that at the end of the day no matter how bad the economy is, or how severe peak oil is, or how corrupt the bankers are, one thing is for sure, and that is we can still laugh. That’s it for now Paul, but I’ll continue to keep an eye on your website for more unique, interesting, and inspiring art. Keep up the good work my friend, Peace!