What worms, virus and spam attacks look like in 3D

Nicholas Carlson · 03/27/08 09:00AM

On Monday, April 7, the Varnish Fine Art gallery and bar in San Francisco will host an exhibit called Infected Art. The works represent what worms, virus and spam attacks such as Storm, MyDoom and Netsky look like when put through a "computational art" algorithm. Above, see "MyDoom," named for the W32.MyDoom@mm virus, which in 2004 became the fastest-spreading e-mail worm ever. We're not sure what a "computational art" algorithm is, but the images, look sufficiently icky to pass for malicious things like worms and virus. Five more are embedded below.