Thursday, July 20, 2006

E-Mail Spam as a Masterpiece in the Making
When Romanian artist Alex Dragulescu looks at junk e-mails, he sees patterns - bits and bytes that can be manipulated into colorful plantlike images or stark architectural forms.

As a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, he and fellow student Tim Jaeger collected spam and used it to create live multimedia shows of sound, text, and animation - "like a VJ and DJ performance," Mr. Dragulescu says in a phone interview.
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What? A visual correlate to the literary spam avant-garde?



2 comments:

carlo*15 said...

I am perplexed as to how he managed to achieve this kind of work. It never occured to me that spam could be made into some kind of art or achitectural form. Anyway I would like to commend you for a great article.

Joseph said...

Just to be clear: I didn't write the article, only linked to it!