If you happen to be in the Netherlands in the next few months you may be interested in dropping into an unusual art exhibition.
From Friday 5 July until 10 November, you’ll be able to check out “Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection” at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
British artist Luke Jerram, with the help of talented glassblowers and university virologists, has created transparent and colourless jewel-like glass sculptures of biological viruses.
They may be deadly, but they sure are beautiful…
The art has gone from malware. The commercial cybercriminals rule the roost, and the hobbyists who incorporated dramatic visual payloads have largely disappeared.
And, to be honest, I hanker for the old days.
Vancouver-based artist Bratsa Bonifacho says his latest collection of paintings has been inspired by computer malware.
But were computer viruses ever really a work of art? The answer might surprise you..