The program asked users to "think about someone you might be in love with, are in love with or are no longer in love with. Write a short sentence addressed to that person." Contributions were sorted by a computer program, YOU,BAS, (1991) written in BASIC, which made judgments about the length and the content of the sentences and inserted them into the array.

After each new entry, the program printed the array on the computer screen with the new sentence included.


You have nice eyes.
May I kiss you?
I love you.
Where are you?
I want you with me.
See you soon.
eu amo a arte
Sound good?
May I touch your hair?
I like you like that.
Do you like stock car racing?
You light up my life.
You will be going away today.
That's a great line you have.
Did you ever name your cat?
WOW! Does that feel good!
Done Done Suki-ni Natchaune
Why d't you listen to me?
I like you! Do I like you?
Thanks for the time...
Please wear that pink shirt.
Simplicity is beautiful
ok, voc\ venceu milk shake.
Thank you for the parmesan cheese.
I like your pea-green corduroy pants.
I see your eyes at night in dreams.
Last night, your car was in my driveway.
What is your religious affiliation?
I miss you more than you can ever know.
I really have a fun time with you
You are an endless source of amusement.
Gracias por tenerme tanta paciencia.
Did you make it back to Paris?
I wish you would answer my letters.
I love you, but you talk too much!
You're my conduit to the great unknown!
I wanna sail on my LIBERA VITA!
Life has no meaning without you
You are the only reason of my life.
i love you. i love you, but you love me?
I love the doppler sound you make when you swim.
You touch lightly, lightly each day in peace.
I love waking up feeling your body against mine.
I would go tonight, if I knew you would be there.
maybe we'll have sex next week, Lady Remington.
People say my face changes when I say your name.
Would you like to come and see my etchings?
Sometimes, you make me feel like crying.
I really love you! Do I really love you?
Your face on Sundays on Cal Football highlights.
You are the muse who inspires our allucinations.
We will be happy while we stay together.
Do you to drink a guarana champagne with me?
Que me desculpe a ousadia de um bem querer.
So' te esque Xerei quando o sol apagar.
I am sitting by the phone waiting for your ring.
I adore the way you move your body when you dance.
Your big, long, penetrating (pony) stays on my mind.
I don't want to escape the grasp of your smoldering eyes.
Hey, maybe we should quit fooling around and ahhhhhhh.......
Take me for a LONG ride in your Honda, I'm tired of short trips.
Your body writhes to the rhythm of immanent pleasure.
No matter where you put your shoes, I always trip over them.
An ocean away, where the sun's not set, you're having lunch.
No matter where you put your shoes, I always trip over them.
Art is the biggest manifestation of this feeling - love.
To perceive the divine self is to go beyond logic.
Your shirt was unbuttoned at the top when I stood behind you.
You are Spring and I am Fall, even so I want you all.
Every loved person is a bright star in our universe.
It was warm in the back seat of your older brother's car.
Souvent en ce moment, memoire du Lac Tahoe, cotton blanc contre ton ventre, rocher sous nos fesses et puis....
As I drifted into the deep volcanic fires of your eyes, my soul was absorbed by your hunger.
The note that you taped to the refrigerator door fell on the floor, and I stepped on it by mistake.
You have relieved my soul of guilt and opened my heart to freedom.
Have you noticed that dogs dream? Have you noticed dogs' dreams? Would you like to be a dog's dream? Would you like to be a dream dog?
my kinky twinky's black & blue, and fits in the handcuff and the handbag for you.
The blood, broken glass, and cardboard faded away, and there you were.
You were unforgettable soft white magic, magical beginning and mysterious breaking.
I wished you would throw away those cheap smelly bracelets, now I miss them as much as licking the cream from your face at night.
Your short black hair reminds me of her short black hair, but the differences outweigh....I'm so happy when you're here!
Kiss me, Hold me, Touch me It is no use crying over split tty driver
Estou morrendo de saudades. Nao vejo a hora de estarmos juntos aqui.
You can leave your clothes in the middle of the room and your underwear on the ceiling fan, I'll still care.
Ggod dddamn I wish I'd kissed kissed you-- though bbeing held was enough
I'm in love with you (instant LOVE!!!!) and your PROJECT!!!... and this is serious.
Who can see the invisible can get the impossible.....Believe, you will get it.
I love all my friends. Those that have helped in the most difficult times of my life. And they keep helping me.
The love I have for all of you is stronger than the love I have to my own family.
I love you very much. Is that dog going to get in bed with us every
How short can be the distance between us, and how far at the same time? Like a computer communication!
A mysterious connection of love links people and things, and decreases distances and makes people surpass fronteirs and get here. This is a human feeling. Peace for you.
Last night as I lay under the warm blankets, you climbed in beside me, and I felt your cold foot on my thigh.
o prescrutar de nossas falanges usurpou a intimidade de nossa poesia, mesmo que provida do mesmo afeto.
They have painted the sky, they have painted the sea, but they never
could paint the shining of your eyes.
If by chance you aren't fall in love by me no problem I have been fall in love by you in the same manner.
Ya better know that!!! I'm heading for Germany on Sat.......
te amo muito meu amor , eu nao posso ficar sem voce, voce faz parte da minha vida .
I'll never forget the words you said when you walked into my kitchen and saw the dirty dishes piled beside the sink.
na verdade, nem te li direito, mas gostei. o acaso me coloca sob teus olhos. e vice-versa. n~ao acredito na gratuidade do acaso e atribuo
a ele uma intencionalidade. mas a mensagem eh outra. veja: se voce tem um parafuso a menos, nao se defenda. te apertarei com minha chave... de fenda. tiago araripe, sao paulo
Everytime I want talk with you, you are in the basement with your
Sou um com voce. Nao nos vemos, mas ja estamos intimamente ligados
I like your diamond earring and your lopsided smile when you look at me.
por supoesto el amor intercambiado es la forma de passion platonica
onde la verbalizacion non debe existir como forma de un tiempo imprescindibel para el refluxo emocional ponerse en tierra
firme e que posammos mirar las personas amadas como a nos miesmos.
I can read empty words and I can write them too, but I know you are there behind, behind me.
claudia b, claudia b, claudia b qualche giorno io ti vedro', tu mi vedrai juntos com Paolo e Rebeca without any further scaring dream
" E' primavera la' fora e eu aqui ta~o presa no limite deste vaso"
Eu amo, amo muito muitas coisas e muitas pessoas; amei especialmente alguem muito especial e me sinto presa por essa limitaXa~o do amor; gostaria como disse STING de conhecer todas as pessoas do mundo - e acrescentando amar - amar voce tambem.
I'll never forget that moment in the rest room in San Jose when I first saw your (potted plant).
Oh Age Of Aquarius ! I wonder what Love will bring along. Will Thou be the Universal Remedy?!
When I got home from work, I couldn't believe that you had forgotten to take out the garbage again.
You are shapeless and complete in your possibilities as you belong to the whole. Be part of it...
pode nao parecer, mas essa ainda e' uma boa base para se comec,ar
tudo outra vez
Have you ever considered whether or not you wish to have children, and if so how many do you want?
You are the finest example of intelligence combined with gentleness that I have ever experienced.
At first I liked your University of California Marching Band Centenial Recording, but as time went on, I was surprised that you played it so often.
Na tentativa louca/ de tentar dominar/ o mundo/ o homem/ tamben/ se destro/ i.
Antes a du'vida / de que me ama / Do que a certeza / que me odeia.
I want to tatoo your name on my biceps. Or my name on your biceps.
What the hell am I going to do with you, for you, against you, to you?
If you were only half the woman you pretended to be.
You make my head swim like a 3 lb. fish in a 2 gallon tank.
I'm burning in the passions of your frigid desire.
I'm so miserable without you dear, it's just like having you here.
Get out of New York! It's eating you and I'm jealous!
These days of separation from your eyes and lips can kill.
Now you are just a faint scream in my City of Forgetness.
Por que as vezes e' ta~o dificil expressar seus sentimentos?...
Why did you buy a semi-automatic weapon?
You never want to talk about conceptual art.
I think that nothing is better than you.
You're not the person I thought you were.
Talking with you, I wish you were older.
You don't love me, and I love you for it.
Take your QUEEN IDA tapes and get out.
Did you know that your (foot) is infected?
Who was that man you were talking to?
Are you going to feed the cats?
It's your turn to wear the handcuffs.
Our hardware is not compatible.
Don't you cry two night.
You forgot my birthday.
Your zipper is stuck.
Tu es un communist dactylo.
Are those your smelly socks?
You take the trash out!
Are you leaving town forever?
Texas where are you?
Where the HELL did you go?
Where are you?
You're a user.
Why the torture?
You (potted plant)!

Judy Malloy, Producer


Ray Chung
Roger Malina
Cliff Pickover
Fred Truck
Daniel Platt
Sonya Rapoport
Steve Mann
Sean Malloy
Andrew Garton
Anna Couey
David Gaw
Carl Loeffler
Sue Harris and Phillip Bannigan
Cyber Encounters (ACEN at N.Y.U.)
The Normals
Ray Gallon
Jamie E. Vargas
Carolina Pinzon Cortes
Michael McCool
Adele Ponty
Mark Hayes
Matt Wrbican
Timothy Anderson
James Kocher
Alex Zbyslaw
Jim Logue
Sally Sorrel
Jun Ebihara
T.A.P.E. (at Dominican College)
Anna Couey
Fabian Free
Rick Innis
Holly N. Kilheffer
Rohan Hawthorne
Doktor Pete
Artur Matuck
Jesse Cohn
REFLUX (at the Sao Paulo Biennial)
Sonia Nakano
Celia Paiva
Paolo Lyra
Patricia G. da Silva
Cristinia Marcello
Theomaria Alves
Nicole Reiss
Natividad Pereira
Fabiano de Oliveira Gomes
Wagner Camargo Martinez
Cid Luiz Bertelli Jr.
Roberto de Oliveira Santos "Bob"
Gracias Hermano
marina helena pimentel hodgkin
doraci f. gonXalves
Beth Angelica
roberto smeraldi
angela saboya
Simone Menezes de Faria
Sandra Jansen
Silvana Jacques Ibrahim
Christine Syrgiannis
Denise Stela Bruni
Heloisa Stela Bruni
Jill McAllister
Kate McDonnell (Grenade)
Candice Cook
Aileen Cho
Peter Stevens

YOU! is an interactively created, computer program generated data structure that simulates an intimate relationship between two people.

Participants were asked to "think about someone you might be in love with, are in love with or are no longer in love with. Write a *short* sentence addressed to that person."

Contributions were immediately sorted by a computer program, written in BASIC -- YOU.BAS c 1991 Judy Malloy - for IBM compatible computers -- which made judgments about the length and the content of the sentences and inserted them into an array. The program placed short sentences that it "thought" were indicative of the first flowering of a relationship at the beginning. It considered all long sentences to be indicative of the full communication that takes place in an established relationship and placed them in the middle. Short sentences that it thought indicated disintegration of the relationship were placed at the bottom of the structure. The program also contained a Jesse Helms filter which generated word substitutions.

After each new entry, the program printed the array on the computer screen with the new sentence included. If the author of the new sentence chose to be credited, the computer also added his or her name to the array.

YOU! was created in 1991 on usenet; at T.A.P.E. at Dominican College; at the Sao Paulo Biennial; and at the New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program. A printout of YOU! was exhibited at the exhibition Internet at A's in New York City in 1995. And You! is included on the CD accompanying The New Media Reader, edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, MIT Press, 2003.

The creation of the work is discussed in:
Judy Malloy, YOU!, Art Com Magazine 11(6) July 1991. (entire issue); and Judy Malloy, "YOU!, A Collaborative Narrative Data Structure" In: Taproots (special issue on Art and Technology. Robert Drake, ed.) Cleveland, OH, 1992.

thanks to Anna Couey, Carl Loeffler, and Artur Matuck, who curated the exhibitions at the Sao Paulo Biennial (Artur Matuck, REFLUX) and New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (Anna Couey, Carl Loeffler, Art Com Electronic Network)

Conceived and programmed by Judy Malloy, YOU! is a collaborately created, computer-generated data structure that simulates an intimate relationship between two people.

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