MIT Creates Art From Computer Viruses

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MIT Creates Art From Computer Viruses

Postby rockingmtranch » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:45 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Cyber threats like NetSky, Mydoom and Parite are the bane of IT departments around the globe, but artist Alex Dragulescu has found subtle beauty deep within the dangerous computer code that can bring down networks and bombard e-mail inboxes with murderous spam.

Dragulescu has peeled back the code behind the world's worst tech bugs and rendered stunning images from it.

The Romanian-born MIT researcher and artist was commissioned to do fashion the artwork by MessageLabs, a computer security company that sought to put a face — or at least a shape — on computer viruses.

Dragulescu found interesting, recurring patterns. He used the data to coax pointy green tentacles from the dreaded "Mydoom" e-mail worm and grew pretty peach petals from the epicenter of the "Degreediploma5" spam file.,2933,349368,00.html

Very cool 8)
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