This piece consists of a small
'Agent' window that the user places in a corner
of their screen, a proxy server, and a web server.
The Agent window tells a story. The proxy server
monitors user web browsing and alters browsed pages.
The information from proxy monitoring is used to
customize the story, and the customized version
is served to the Agent window from the web server.
Customization continues until none of the original
Set your Netscape 4 proxy to graphics.cat.nyu.edu
port 8080, and no proxy for nyu.edu, and then point
your web browser to http://www.cat.nyu.edu/agent to start. Netscape Navigator
4 is the preferred browser for this site. To see
the work's entire process, you should be prepared
to leave your browser operating over a sustained
period of time.
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, a.c. chapman,
Brion Moss, and Duane Whitehurst are an untitled
artists collective which has never (ever) met. Between
them they write fiction, blow glass, teach, make
art, build and manage complex networks, design web
sites, and consume chocolate chip cookies. They
live in New York, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and