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-ICA London

Show: laptop lovers – 4.12.03 – 10.1.04

Live event 4.12.04

Talk 9.1.04

Micropsychic was a project I developed to gain a better understanding of the way people communicate in realtime over computer networks. It was presented twice, first in an alpha state at an event at the old Waygood Gallery In Newcastle Upon Tyne and then formally as a live event and part of an exhibition called Laptop Lovers at the ICA. The work was constructed around communication in a simple chat room between a client at a computer in the gallery space and a fortune teller in a remote location. The transcript is presented below in its raw state.

Transcription of readings from ICA

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laptop says:

hello psychic


laptop says:

do you think I will have children in the near future


micropsychic says:

yes, if there has been any difficulty in the past dont worry, children are definatley going to be in your life


laptop says:

thats nice to know,


laptop says:

also do you think I\'m in the right job at the moment?


micropsychic says:

actually, yes, you seem to be happy and get job satisfaction, but I feel you want me to say no, do you feel you are
missing out on something?


laptop says:

Yes I am quite happy, but sometimes feel I should be something else


micropsychic says:

please wait


laptop says:

thanks


micropsychic says:

no I dont feel that, live now, you are missing out now by looking to hard for something else , i feel you can be happy
with what you have


laptop says:

That makes so much sense! Thankyou for your time,I should let you get some rest now, I think I\'m the last one here.


micropsychic says:

i am ok do you have any more questions?


laptop says:

I\'ve always got questions but should go and meet some freinds, one thing, can youtell if I\'ve had past lives?


micropsychic says:

please wait one second


laptop says:

I don\'t know if you do that? htanks


micropsychic says:

i think we all have past lives, we keep coming back untill we learn the lessons we need to learn.


laptop says:

Next persons come in, thanks very much


micropsychic says:

ok thanks bye


laptop says:

Hello


micropsychic says:

hi


laptop says:

I\'m not quite sure what to do - a friend invited me along tonight!


micropsychic says:

do you have a question or worries or problems you need an answer to?


laptop says:

I\'m pretty worry free at the moment, I have a week off work and am going to visit my brother in Scotland. I guess I am a little
concerned about the amount of work I have when I get back...


micropsychic says:

please wait for the cards


micropsychic says:

it looks like there is plenty of work but it seems like you can deal with it


laptop says:

I hope so...


laptop says:

Tell me about my love life. What do the cards say??


micropsychic says:

ok please wait for the cards


micropsychic says:

it says you are in a happy relationship now, having gone through a bad time


laptop says:

I think the cards are confusing me with someone else in cyberspace - I am single right now and have been for a while!


laptop says:

But am quite happy this way for the time being.


laptop says:

Although, I would of course like to find my dream women in the not too distant future.


micropsychic says:

the cards showed the king and queen of hearts it usually ,means the person is in a good relationship or soon will be.....


laptop says:

Soon will be....


micropsychic says:

yes


laptop says:

Any more info on the Queen of Hearts??


micropsychic says:

have you been concentrationg too much on work, as emotional fullfillment came up again on the cards


laptop says:

I probably should have been, but not really. I have just got back from two weeks overseas.
But it was work related, although I love my job and find it very fullfilling.


laptop says:

I only have a couple of minutes until the next person, so any chance of Saturdays lottery numbers - it\'s a rollover!


micropsychic says:

you seem to have the right attitude , not desperate, but I can assure you this will happen soon


micropsychic says:

I wish, i I knew them do you think I would be doing this ????


laptop says:

Good answer!


laptop says:

Bye


micropsychic says:

your welcome


laptop says:

oh dear, micro psychic, I\'m next and noticed your bad spelling - tut tut.


micropsychic says:

ha ha


micropsychic says:

you cant have everything


laptop says:

my name\'s .... and I want to know... WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW?


micropsychic says:

this is a test, please THIS IS NOT A TEST


laptop says:

only joking, micro psychic - let\'s start with the boring stuff. How\'s my career developing?


micropsychic says:

ok please wait for the cards


micropsychic says:

what has come up is emotional issues, your career seems to be developing well, and quite quickly.
But what I have on the cards for you is the king and knave of hearts. You are spoilt for choice, is that right?


laptop says:

hmm, not sure. I\'m thinking about a drastic change though - give up wotk and go and do an MA?


micropsychic says:

you certainly have the \"get up and go\" to do it, money may make this choice difficult for the time
being but if you have a chance of doing it without becoming bankrupt, do it.


laptop says:

well. let\'s see. How about family - any bad news in store?


micropsychic says:

anyone in particular you are concerned about?


laptop says:

my Dad


micropsychic says:

yes your dads health does seem to be a bit worrying however it doesnt seem like the end,
could you please look at some alternative therapies, he may be opposed to any kind of complimentary medicine but I feel this would be very benificial


laptop says:

Ok thanks. My brother\'s getting married next year and I\'d like to know if they\'ll be happy?


micropsychic says:

please wait for the cards


micropsychic says:

they may have wanted a huge wedding and it has been stressfull however the couple will be EXTREMELY happy


laptop says:

phew. we have reservations.... any children in the offing?


micropsychic says:

for the couple?


micropsychic says:

yes is the girl quite forcefull?


micropsychic says:

2 children by the way


laptop says:

including the one she already has, or two extra?


micropsychic says:

1 more
micropsychic says:

is the girl forcefull and has strong opinions?


laptop says:

better than two more anyway - yes, she\'s a strong character! How about me, any children for me in the future?


micropsychic says:

thought as much


micropsychic says:

please wait for the cards


micropsychic says:

yes and you will be able at the time to spend time with thtem as someone else will be bringing in the money!


laptop says:

When am I going to meet this rich hunk?


micropsychic says:

you are meeting him very soon, but dont be confused by someone you will meet earlier who has an
ex still on the scene, \"just a friend\", you understand


laptop says:

I get your drift - thanks and good luck yourself! Bye!


micropsychic says:

thank you, bye


micropsychic says:

is there anybody out there???


laptop says:

hello yes ... is here


micropsychic says:

hi ..., do you have a question?


laptop says:

hmmm i\'ve not done this before - how do we start


micropsychic says:

is there something you want an answer to, is anything bothering you


laptop says:

yes - well most things actually. but how about my job - i\'m wondering about that


micropsychic says:

i knew you were going to say that, well the first part anyway, please wait for the cards


laptop says:

ok


micropsychic says:

your job is fine at the moment , there is going to be a change in pay, for the better, but the 2 cards that
came out were also to do with the beginnings of emotional happiness


laptop says:

ok well i\'m wondering how long i\'m going to stay there. i\'ve been there for nearly a year now and instituyions kind of bug me...


micropsychic says:

ok please wait


micropsychic says:

the truce card, there is no movement, you are going to have to grin and bear it, however I feel as if there
are more things you could do there to get past the bad feeling of being bugged and trapped


micropsychic says:

I think you will be aided by this institution


laptop says:

i am aided in some ways its true - what do the cards say about emotional happinnes?


micropsychic says:

have you had an upset by someone not being totally honest in the past, however the cards you
had before were the beginnings of happines, wait i will do them agian


laptop says:

ok


micropsychic says:

again, you have good cards, are you with an older woman?


laptop says:

no i\'m single at the moment - have been for a year or more


micropsychic says:

ok, as I said you are at the beginnings of something good emotionally and are you a little bit hard work to be with?
I get the feeling you might not be an easy chair, maybe a bit prickly at times?


laptop says:

not prickly but not eay to be with thats for sure.


micropsychic says:

ha ha