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Art & The Art Critic :: Donald Kuspit Lovely Virus Attack


Donald Kuspit Lovely Virus Attack is from Nechvatal's Computer Virus Project 2.0 series. This work follows along the same lines as previous viral works by Nechvatal from 1992 - works where an unpredictable progressive virus operates on a degradation/transformation of an image. Using a C++ framework, Joseph Nechvatal and his programmer/collaborator Stephane Sikora have brought Nechvatal's early computer virus project into the realm of artificial life (A-Life) (i.e. into a synthetic system that exhibits behaviors characteristic of natural living systems).