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Sunday 9 March 2008

Alex Dragulescu - II

Picture Alex Dragulescu
Source: here
A few days ago I featured the work of Romanian-born artist Alex Dragulescu under the title "Beauty from Rubbish".

His work has been featured again on the Gizmodo site here. Included in the article is the following:

Artist Alex Dragulescu renders these eerie 3D images using the neutralized code of viruses, worms, spyware and Trojan horses. He gets the code from the security firm MessageLabs, which commissioned the works. Dragulescu explains:

API calls, memory addresses and subroutines are tracked and analyzed. Their frequency, density and grouping are mapped to the inputs of an algorithm that grows a virtual 3D entity.
Why does this remind me so much of all those movies where scientists culture supposedly neutralized biological viruses, and the next thing you know 97% of the earth is dead? No, Alex, we wouldn't like a signed, numbered digital copy of your virus collection on our hard-drive, no matter how safe you say it is! [Alex Dragulescu via Gizmodo AU]

I hope you can follow that explanation, which is rather more competent than my effort the other day.

I have to add that the image above looks much more like some horrible "trojan" or "virus" than the images I displayed in my earlier article!

Until the next time

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