Sergei Teterin & Miu Mau
Meeting and dialog of two program-generated lovers take place in the space of mobile communication, and can be overheard only when you call the specific phone number.
This is the tragedy of the new virtuality, when there is love and call, but there's no body. For the lovers must have two bodies at least, one is not enough, not to speak about none.
The borders of this newest problem are obviously wide. For such cyberenvironment as the Internet is, masquerade manipulations with personality are common, and in the Net people often show themselves not as they really are. Virtual personality can be fallen in love with, but, as a matter of fact, it has nothing to answer your feelings with, except some other portion of kilobytes. You can also develop your relations through the Net for a long time, and then really meet a man totally alien to you.
Such conflicts between the material and the virtual are happening every day in our life perpetrated by new medias. People are going to cyberspace, leaving their bodies outside the interface. But in the most important moments the body always reminds of its meaning.
Teterin & Miu Mau, 2001