Computer Viruses as Art

A virus is usually something to be avoided at all costs. They can be fatal for you body or your computer. Artist Alex Dragulescu recently released a series called Malwarez that features computer viruses in a whole new light. It is an interesting concept to display these debilitating viruses as art. It is amazing how beautiful and organic these codes become when transformed in to their visual representations. Also check out National Geographic’s video of his show in London.

Malwarez is a series of visualization of worms, viruses, trojans and spyware code. For each piece of disassembled code, API calls, memory addresses and subroutines are tracked and analyzed. Their frequency, density and grouping are mapped to the inputs of an algorithm that grows a virtual 3D entity. Therefore the patterns and rhythms found in the data drive the configuration of the artificial organism.

2018-08-15T18:21:53+00:00March 1st, 2008|Categories: Art|Tags: , , |

About the Author:

Mike Goldner of ArtisanHD
With a passion for Artisan Colour's high-quality color matching and digital print process, Mike Goldner provides expert client support services on a local and national level to Artisan Colour's online print service customers who order large format, high-definition prints online direct from

Have a Comment or Question? We'd Love to Hear From You!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.