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Author Topic: Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...  (Read 3140 times)

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Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...
« on: January 21, 2008, 08:55:26 AM »
An apt definition of VISTA is here.

This is so amazing, I can't find the words to describe it. They look so real, yet there is nothing natural about it. Unless we dive into a philosophical debate... /me stops


The artists, Alex Dragulescu, takes code of found malware and has his software analyze it. After some time of number crunching, stunning images appear. These images are already being used by messagelabs; they have a few but small images.

I found this on the blog of The Washington Post, where you can find more and larger images.

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Re: Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 09:02:53 AM »

Be sure to check out the other projects as well!

It's awesome stuff  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 09:47:47 AM »
That is very cool! :D
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Re: Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 10:58:49 AM »
Those are very cool, though I can't help but think that the images were generated from malware code over more mundane sources just to add some sort of artificial shock element.

Still very cool :)

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Re: Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 11:48:54 AM »
wonderful looking stuff - I wonder about the malware choice too  -
or maybe it was simply a comission from messagelabs
I wonder what e.g. FARR would look like..
maybe we should commission him :)

or do viruses etc look so nice because of their nature to hook into things (says he with absolutely no notion about viruses)

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that spam stuff was wonderful too (link in post #2)

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Re: Even V.I.S.T.A. can look beautiful...
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 11:55:05 AM »
yeah i have a feeling that the algorithms that generate these things would look just as nice if you fed them random bits, which kind of kills some of the cool factor.. but it's still nice to look at.