LET'S ASK THE BRASS AT YAHOO/GEOCITIES

 

 

Subject:
Re: The Yahoo! GeoCities World Report, Vol. 5, No. 3
Date:
Sun, 08 Aug 1999 14:32:35 -1000
From:
pygoya <pygoya@pixi.com>
To:
GeoCities World Report <world_report@list.geocities.com>
References:
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DEAR GEOCITIES STAFF,

Thank you for inviting me as artist residing in SoHo district to
participate in Vol. 5, No. 3 World Report in my neighborhood's "official
SoHo Art Gallery". I do computer fine arts, at least I thought so.
Here's is the response of your curator-

"Subject:
Re: Why no computer art allowed in The Official SoHo Art
Gallery
Date:
Sun, 8 Aug 1999 12:22:19 -0400
From:
"Amos Jo" <wjmoffat@wcl.on.ca>
Reply-To:
"Amos Jo" <amosjo@writeme.com>
To:
"pygoya" <pygoya@pixi.com>


well, for starters, it takes up too much room, and also according to my
older sister who is a Graphic Designer, its not really art. Its
Graphics.
Graphics can be anything from a photograph thats just been tinted to a
computer generated explosion for a movie to the label of a soup can.
Then
there's the matter of moving gifs. They take up way too much room and
can't
be resized. There already is other sites that promote such things.

Thanks for your interest anyway.

sincerely,
amos joseph shen
curator"

Can you explain why this is Yahoo/Geocities.com's stand on digital art?
Maybe I should just "move out" if I am not accepted by my so-called
"SoHo" neighbors as a real artist.

Sincerely,
Pygoya

Copy of your email that I responded too-


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