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This is fun. Our work “Perpetual Self Dis/Infecting Machine” – a customized computer infected with our virus – was out for an exhibition and came back disinfected. The virus was gone. Someone thought it was an error, and managed to wipe the virus out before returning the sculpture.

Digital Contagions is out

Jussi Parikka’s new book is out: Digital Contagions. A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses. And our work is on the cover! “Viruses, worms, and other software objects are not seen merely from the perspective of anti-virus research or practical security concerns, but as cultural and historical expressions that traverse a non-linear field from fiction to […] (2001) is a computer virus we created – with hackers group Epidemic – for the 49th Venice Biennale. Released on the night of the opening, it quickly spread around the world. Immaterial and self-replicating, when the virus enters a computer it stays there, hidden, trying to survive for as long as possible. […]

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Just received this great email about our work (2001): “Recently I downloaded and executed in my computer. It infected several Python files of projects I was working on.  To revert them to the original state I wrote a sort of antivirus based on the original It is a rather simple modification of […]