Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Via Shelton Wet/Dry, we learn that a 2008 laptop that has been intentionally infected with six of the world’s most pernicious, damaging computer viruses has recently been auctioned off by the artist, netting over a million dollars.
The performative piece, the Persistence of Chaos (not pictured), has been air-gapped and cannot be easily reconnected to the internet, which has since acquired herd immunity to the malware attacks though some individual networks and computers could and do easily succumb to infections, and include a legal disclaimer for all bidders to pledge not to weaponise the project.  More to explore at the links above.