Electronic Mementos of Imaginary Love Affairs
Between April 15, 2009, and February 11, 2011, I have sent 94 first messages in response to personal ads on craigslist.org and okcupid.com.
Each message is an expression of hope. Each message is a love affair I might have had. I look at them, together, and wonder what they add up to, all those lives I imagined. I try to catalogue them, catagorize them, study them. I am struggling to make sense of them. I believe that I am here, somewhere, in these messages, in all this data, if I only knew where to look.