MyDoom source code has been mapped and systematically "infected" with sections of source code from other prominent computer virii creating a series of shifting visual relationships. Based on the principles of genetic engineering — which attempt to turn off or on specific biological behaviors by inserting new genes or deleting sections of old ones — Infecter puts into motion an experiment with no hypothesis. The visual properties that emerge are based not on what we program them to do but on the interactions of language itself.
with funds from the City of New York Department
of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation