About virus ar, Candice: I've spent all week fascinated by looking into
computer viruses. My home computer was hit by one and, simultaneously, I was
become aware of on-line net artists who (intentionally) imitate virus behavior
in their work, viz. the recent 0100101110101101.org's shutdown of the Korea
Web Art show, where they swapped their fellow competition winners' files and
temporarily took the entire show off-line ~as~ their artwork.
After Norton Anti-Virus quaranteed the JS.Exception.Exploit that had gotten
through to my machine, I went back and isolated all the files that were
generated in the seconds and minutes had preceded and followed the infection,
and then inspected them. (I suffer from a touch of the forensic pathologist,
I admit, where I like to investigate and scrutinize Evil, like this summer's
escapades with the "John Ashbery" forgeries and the editors who were supplying
false names/identites to carry it out.) They're fascinating in their
construction and I only wish I could find more information about their
And almost all of them, as you point out, contain textual elements--- ~and~
visual art! components that can be quite intriguing. They remind me somewhat
of Jean Tinguely's self-destroying machine sculptures. Sadly, they may
imitate on a microcosmic level what's being carried out ballistically on a
macro level right now: the bombs that are exploding are works of tremendous
collaborative investment. You remember the WWII bombs that had cartoon
characters painted on them, etc.
Candice Ward wrote:
> Just received Minesweeper's "Threat Lab News" advisory on a new,
> low-risk/low-severity worm, the social-engineering components of which add
> up to a pair of found poems with a payload of some hilarity--Candice
> Subject Lines
> If I were God and didn't belive in myself would it be blasphemy
> The A-Team VS KnightRider ... who would win ?
> Just one kiss, will make it better. just one kiss, and we will be
> I can't help this longing, comfort me.
> And I miss you most of all, my darling ...
> ... When autumn leaves start to fall
> It's dark in here, you can feel it all around. The underground.
> I will always be with you sometimes black sometimes white ...
> .. and there's no need to be scared, you re always on my mind.
> You just take a giant step, one step higher.
> The air will hold you if you try, trust my wings of desire. Glory,
> Message Body
> Happy Birthday
> Yeah ok, so it's not yours it's mine :)
> The horizons lean forward, offering us space to place new steps of
> I like this calm, moments before the storm
> Darling, when did you fall..when was it over ?
> Will you meet me .... and we'll fly away ?!
> You should like this, it could have been made for you
> speak to you later
> They say love is blind ... well, the attachment probably proves it.
> Pretty good either way though, isn't it ?
> still cause for a celebration though, check out the details I attached
> This made me laugh
> Got some more stuff to tell you later but I can't stop right now
> so I'll email you later or give you a ring if thats ok ?!
> Speak to you later