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Meta Filter, [1973-75] is an interactive console, two participants sit on either side and look at a series of neutral images of people, people as individuals or people in relationship to others on the small screen in front of them.

I will now be imagining you all sitting at giant consoles entering terms from the thesaurus on your left.
posted by unliteral to MetaFilter-Related at 10:26 PM (39 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

"There is no right or wrong answer, the purpose of the work is the processes the two participants go through to understand each other’s perceptions and to work together to find a state of agreement."
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:27 PM on August 9, 2011 [9 favorites]


Double.
posted by Pinback at 10:28 PM on August 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Damn. Stephen Willats didn't come up in my search.
posted by unliteral at 10:34 PM on August 9, 2011


But why even post it to MetaTalk? This one or the previous? Wouldn't it have made a better post to MetaFilter? Not snark; I'm honestly asking.
posted by artof.mulata at 11:11 PM on August 9, 2011


There is no right or wrong answer, the purpose of the work is the processes the two participants go through to understand each other’s perceptions and to work together to find a state of agreement.

How did you manage to resist putting "MetaFilter:" behind that quote?
posted by davejay at 11:22 PM on August 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


But why even post it to MetaTalk? This one or the previous? Wouldn't it have made a better post to MetaFilter?
It's only the fact that the project was called Meta Filter that makes it relevant. If it had been called Meat Scagaire, I don't think it would have been a worthy post for the blue. So, that puts into the stunt post category for me.
posted by unliteral at 11:47 PM on August 9, 2011


There is no right or wrong answer, the purpose of the work is the processes the two participants go through to understand each other’s perceptions and to work together to find a state of agreement.

I made a study of personality tests a while back (or temperament schedules as they called them way back when The Organization Man was on the rise) and one thing I quickly learned was that any statement that begins with "there is no right or wrong answer" is always a lie. The Organization just wants your defenses down. The Organization needs to know your inner truth.
posted by philip-random at 12:36 AM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


This post is like when I'm watching a movie or show, and they say the name of the movie or show in the dialogue.

"Holy shit, Dorothy just described her mom, Blanche, Rose, and herself as 'the golden girls'.
THAT WAS AWWWWWWESOME!"
posted by hal_c_on at 1:59 AM on August 10, 2011


hal_c_on: ">This post is like when I'm watching a movie or show, and they say the name of the movie or show in the dialogue.

"Holy shit, Dorothy just described her mom, Blanche, Rose, and herself as 'the golden girls'.
THAT WAS AWWWWWWESOME!
"

Like when I saw that big bird on Sesame Street.
posted by bdave at 4:03 AM on August 10, 2011


THAT WAS AWWWWWWESOME!"

I think you need your awesometer recalibrated.


Or I need my sarcasometer recalibrated.

It's me, isn't it?

posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:12 AM on August 10, 2011


That's a really cool installation.
posted by Jpfed at 5:43 AM on August 10, 2011


I'm just so tired of all these meta filters.
posted by griphus at 6:12 AM on August 10, 2011


I'm writing all of this down in my Problem Book.
posted by odinsdream at 6:16 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like my Meta Unfiltered. ::cough:: ::cough::
posted by Splunge at 6:26 AM on August 10, 2011


I'm sick of these double posts.

I think we need to talk about a Metatalk Meta Filter Metafilter filter.
posted by box at 6:45 AM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


This post is like when I'm watching a movie or show, and they say the name of the movie or show in the dialogue.

Throughout No Country for Old Men, I kept hoping one of the characters would say, "Well, you know, it's no country for old men."
posted by ignignokt at 7:26 AM on August 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm going to set up an installation called Read It which is an interactive console, two participants sit on either side and look at a series of hilarious images of cats, cats as monorails or cats in relationship to hamburgers on the small screen in front of them.
posted by oulipian at 7:27 AM on August 10, 2011


This post is like when I'm watching a movie or show, and they say the name of the movie or show in the dialogue.

This is always a Try Hard signal. "Pay close attention to this part!" I think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was diminished some 10% of quality by including the actual poem in an unnecessary speech.
posted by norm at 7:34 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


to work together to find a state of agreement wear the other party out until they stop arguing.
posted by Miko at 7:58 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I always take the Penn Jillette approach. Whenever a movie's title is mentioned in dialogue or narration, applaud softly.

Hey look! A list!
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:04 AM on August 10, 2011


Confound these filters they drive me to Meta.
posted by The Whelk at 8:07 AM on August 10, 2011


You know what's weird? Like, when you're reading a book and listening to the radio at the same time, and right as you read the word "theater" in your book, someone in a song sings the word "theater" at the exact same moment. That's what's weird. What do you even call that?
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:38 AM on August 10, 2011


It happens when they change things.
posted by The Whelk at 8:40 AM on August 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


Synchronicity.
posted by odinsdream at 8:43 AM on August 10, 2011


DOUBLE
posted by clavdivs at 8:50 AM on August 10, 2011


BOURBON
posted by clavdivs at 8:50 AM on August 10, 2011


Yessssssss
posted by The Whelk at 8:52 AM on August 10, 2011


SpiffyRob: I always take the Penn Jillette approach. Whenever a movie's title is mentioned in dialogue or narration, applaud softly.

My wife and I (both MST3K fans) use these moments to exclaim joyously, "We have a title!"
posted by anthom at 10:40 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


So could this guy come around and be all like ICANN HAS METAFILTER.COM? Or any kind of implications for MetaFilter Network Inc?
posted by floam at 12:35 PM on August 10, 2011


"There is no right or wrong answer, the purpose of the work is the processes the two participants go through to understand each other’s perceptions and to work together to find a state of agreement." posted by jessamyn

MetaFilter: You're Wrong! No, You're Wrong!
posted by George Clooney at 1:05 PM on August 10, 2011


Go make a bad movie, Pretty Boy.
posted by jonmc at 4:39 PM on August 10, 2011


Gimmie a pretty boy and I can make one bad movie indeed.

( oh hey did you know those local fruit wines are way more powerful then you think they are, they totally are)
posted by The Whelk at 5:24 PM on August 10, 2011


AxeMetafilter circa 1975
posted by blue_beetle at 8:21 PM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Thread That Wouldn't Die Lives Twice.
posted by artof.mulata at 4:48 AM on August 12, 2011


This thing really is unkillable.
posted by artof.mulata at 1:11 PM on August 18, 2011


Behead it and set it on fire
posted by The Whelk at 2:13 PM on August 18, 2011


Then put it through a good food processor, remove one of the toilets in the house from its base, and dump it in the sewer pipe. Follow up its disposal with lots of bleach and then run the water for 5 or 10 minutes on top of that. Finally, plug that pipe.
posted by unliteral at 7:16 PM on August 18, 2011


I went away for the weekend.
Why didn't you?
posted by artof.mulata at 1:27 PM on August 22, 2011


The cat had to be fed by someone.
posted by unliteral at 5:16 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


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