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  AMAZON VIRUS
  2000

    The Amazon virus deactivates pixels on your computer screen at a rate proportional to the Amazon forest’s depletion. This way, the Amazon’s artificial death has a more immediate personal impact.

The Amazon virus updates automatically by connecting to an Internet server that stores deforestation statistics obtained by the Landsat 7 satellite.

The virus is structured on a mathematical model based on fractal geometry that emulates the rainforest’s systematic felling. Using a random generation parameter, the virus reproduces a different image on each computer.  The Amazon virus a worm-type virus that spreads through email, spreads exponentially and can infect up to 18 million users in 24 hours.


Documentary video on the Amazon virus exhibited at Forum 2004, Barcelona (Spain).

Incentive for Iberoamerican Productions. Art & Artificial Life International Competition, Vida 5.0. Telefónica Foundation. 2002.

 

 
     
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