u walked into the wrong neighborhood fella
*all my friends stand around chain smoking and complaining about their dads*
I am awful at relationships so just don’t ever come near me ever.
Daniel Everett — Conversations with a Computer (2008)
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.