Spam to Art at RH Fleet Center

Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:59 —by Joe Crawford
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David Moye sent us: Artist turns mortgage loan and Viagra spam into art:

This article is about a San Diego guy who turns spam e-mail into paintings. He’ll be lecturing tomorrow (Mar. 25) at the Reuben H. Fleet Space Center in Balboa Park.


Alex Dragulescu earned a Master of Fine Arts degree last May, in part, because he created a new art form called “Psuedocode” that translates ASCII test characters into artistic commands.

He inputs a spam e-mail for, say, Viagra, into the computer, decides on an image he wants to create — such as an exotic flower or a structural image — and leaves the details to his computer.

Here’s Alex’s Website and more on his {pseudocode}.

Fun stuff.

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