farmsteader, don't take my 'Gri is an artist' idea too seriously. i just see this current DC phenomenon as something i can either become annoyed by or simply let it wash over me.
if i play along with Gri's game, jumping from one forum to another, one post to another, then it is my own choice/fault for doing so. Gri has set the game up but it remains for us to participate. you might be tricked into doing so the first couple of times but it doesn't take long to ignore Gri after that.
providing Gri doesn't take over the DC forum then i have no real complaint. if i thought Gri's method of forum jumping was such a brilliant idea as Gri does then i'd embrace the Gri infection of DC, but it does seem a very silly way of conducting things. Gri obviously thinks they've created a brilliant system that will take over the forum world or, at least, will have a go at spreading through the friendlier ones. i think it is massive egocentricity that makes Gri believe they can just appear on a forum and begin applying a new set of rules. if they haven't learnt by now that the system doesn't work then they obviously don't care what anyone else's opinion is - the system is that good we are clearly just fools for not appreciating it.
so, the choice is, become annoyed by Gri's eccentricity/selfishness or treat him/her/it as a source of amusement. just as Gri doesn't want to participate fully in the DC forum and would rather subvert and force upon us a new set of rules, i will choose to reinvent how Gri expects to be perceived. therefore Gri has become this thing that makes weird posts, i don't follow the links as they obviously aren't important or their content would be posted on this forum (that is the flaw in Gri's experiment).
Gri, is my DC poet. i quite enjoy reading these Gri posts now, they don't really stir any profound thoughts in my head when reading them but that's probably because i'm just not getting it - my fault, not Gri's, as it is up to me as the audience to interpret Gri's message.
as for what is art, i find Damien Hirst an amazing artist but i think Jeff Koons a fraud. i wouldn't be surprised that the downloadable video murders we have today will be considered art at some point in the future - such is the whim of mankind.
i see Gri has just made a post saying it is up to us to follow the links or not - clearly the resulting forum jump is of no real significance then. it is all about self participation in the game. is it profound, lord, i don't know. Gri's posts negate themselves - my head spins from the zen like sophistication of it all.
the way i'm questioning what i consider a forum to be and the way the 'rules' should work does make believe more and more that Gri is a new kind of internet artist. i wouldn't have thought about such things without Gri doing what they are doing.