Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This is a conceptual art installation by Bill Shackleford called "Spamtrap." It gives a tangible form to spam emails. He sets up email accounts and posts on online bulletin boards to lure in the spam. He set the installation to print and shred each email as it arrives. After the spam has been shredded it is recycled. This is a very interesting and interactive way to look at conceptual art because the spam is being turned from virtual paper to real paper that you can dispose of, right before your eyes. It may not play with your emotions or make you dig deep, but it is definitely cool to look at and we can all relate to the annoying spam emails we receive on a regular basis. Technology can do some pretty crazy things.