Joseph Nechvatal

Joseph Nechvatal, pathOlOgy attack, 2004

Joseph Nechvatal, effluvia attack, 2004

Both pathOlOgy attack and effluvia attack are images of moments captured moments from real time attacks that simulate a population of active viruses. The moments were trapped while functioning as a viral biological system.

Among the different techniques used here are models that result from embodied artificial intelligence and the paradigm of genetic programming. The process utilizes a viral C++ software, developed with the programmer Stéphane Sikora of music2eye, which launches unpredictable progressive real-time virus operations that live off and transform its image hosts – hosts created by me using a blend of digital-photography, computer graphic maneuvers and externalized computer code.