"Nechvatal’s Computer Virus Project 2.0 is a time-based immersive environment where the viewer is surrounded by large-scale projections of portraits on all four walls. At times the disconcerting sound within the installation becomes loud and overwhelming which mixes well with the imagery. The projected moving imagery is being constructed and deconstructed in conjunction with the sound by the computer-based virus, so it is an ever-evolving piece with no beginning, middle or end. The participant watches virus-like elements slowly eating away at the multilayered portraits of such “new media” notables as Cory Arcangel, Tina LaPorta, Mark Tribe and G H Hovagimyan. Nechvatal writes, 'The emotional punch of seeing the virus gnawing away at the faces of prominent people in the cyber arena was impossible to resist'.

Nechvatal’s work offers much more than simply drawing a parallel between a computer and biological virus. His work is the sign of the times. We live in a time of AIDS, cancer, war, and computer viruses that are invading our cultural and biological sanctity. Nechtaval’s body of work abstractlyand philosophically addresses these issues as we search for a remedy." [1]

[1]: http://www.seththompson.info/html/news/nechvatal.htm

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Technology is moving so fast nowadays and a lot of stuffs now can be done with the use of a computer. It's actually good for us but on the other side, some uses is as a mean of doing bad things. Honestly, I am not in favor of these kind of viruses but I guess it can't be stopped nor prevented. Recently, a Wyoming couple is suing the Atlanta-based rent-to-own business Aaron's over confidentiality problems. A computer they rented from Aaron's was used to spy on them in their home, the couple states. I found this here: <a title="Suit accuses rent-to-own business of watching customers" href="http://www.newsytype.com/6794-spyware-lawsuit/">Aaron’s case brings up confidentiality issues, newstype.com</a> The suit has raised problems about confidentiality and the ethics of cyber technology. I know that it would be hard to track this hackers and spies but hopefully, the government could do something more about it.
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