Thursday, June 11, 2009


A virus is usually considered evil, chaos. But what happens when it's created in the name of art?
Conceived and compiled for the invitation to the 49th Venice Biennale, is both a work of art and a computer virus; the product of the joint work of two organizations: epidemiC and 0100101110101101.ORG, already known for other media hacks, often bordering with illegality.

The virus was the first computer virus ever written using the Python programming language, and luckily for anyone who's been infected, it only infects Python files and has been created to do no harm. The virus has even been simplified so that should you find yourself with the Biennale virus and want to get rid of it (I personally would feel privileged to have my PC graced with it's presence), the modifications caused by the virus are very easy to remove. CDs of the virus sell for 1,500 and are highly collectible, while the original virus is still wild within the series of tubes that make up the internet.

I wonder if anyone has gone out of their way to try and catch this virus...

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