ARPANET Dialogues: Ayn Rand, Yoko Ono, Jim Henson And More

ARPANET Dialogues: Ayn Rand, Yoko Ono, Jim Henson And More

December 13, 2012 1:00 pm 0 comments

An odd art project — imagined conversations between famous people in the early days of ARPANET, the network that eventually evolved into the Internet:

SIDNEY NOLAN
Who is your favourite puppet from the line of characters you have created Jim.

YOKO ONO
Thank you. John loves your programmes too.

JIM HENSON
Each character is special for me they represent different aspects of myself. Kermit the frog is perhaps closest to me. An altar ego of sorts.

AYN RAND
What does that say about you.

SIDNEY NOLAN
Big laughs. He is exceptional.

JIM HENSON
I dont know. I don’t think too much about it.

YOKO ONO
My favourite is Big Bird. He is so tall and gentle.

AYN RAND
To be honest I find it to be senseless entertainment. I prefer the celebration of men and what they can achieve.

JIM HENSON
Do you have children Ms Rand.

AYN RAND
What do children have to do with what I prefer.

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