About adrianruyle

Like my father and mother, all brothers and sisters, and even a nephew, i went to college at Berkeley. I made a living for years in mathematics, most notably as research mathematician at Harvard. Now working in art, I sometimes consider myself, though without title, as a research artist.

MY ROBOT FRIENDS

I hadn’t posted for a long time.  Each long-ago post was a panel in my long running, excellent, insightful, witty – and ignored – comic strips .  Might as well save the effort, I thought, since no one in cyberspace is paying attention.

Well, how wrong I was!  Out of the blue, a notice arrived:

”Hi Adrian

People visiting Adrianruyle haven’t heard from you in a while.  Write a post,or share a photo or video to keep people engaged.

Thanks,

The Facebook Ad Team “

Some one out there cares!  Some one is listening! Of course it’s “just” the programmed robots at Facebook  —  So what?  I have found my true audience .  The robots follow me faithfully.  They keep everything I post.  They uncritically accept my most personal thoughts.

To heck with “keeping people engaged”.  Keep robots engaged!  So , my true robot friends, these posts are for you!!

 

 

Matins

A trial piece sketched up in Procreate on my iPad Pro. The title refers to morning prayers or ecclesiastical routines.

Matins – rather than daily ritual, or something – originally refers to morning prayers. The contrast between its ecclesiastical meaning and the morning exercise shown here is in my view rich.

I forgot to sign this sketch, or to polish it up. Next time.

MY ROBOT FRIENDS

I haven’t posted for a long time.  Each long-ago post was a panel in my long running, excellent, insightful, witty – and ignored – comic strips .  Might as well save the effort, I thought, since no one in cyberspace is paying attention.

Well, how wrong I was!  Today a notice arrived:

”Hi Adrian

People visiting Adrianruyle haven’t heard from you in a while.  Write a post,or share a photo or video to keep people engaged.

Thanks,

The Facebook Ad Team “

Some one out there cares!  Some one is listening! Of course it’s “just” the programmed robots at Facebook  —  So what?  I have found my true audience .  The robots follow me faithfully.  They keep everything I post.  They uncritically accept my most personal thoughts.

To heck with “keeping people engaged”.  Keep robots engaged!  So , my true robot friends, these posts are for you!!