Viral C is a prototypical new program, which combines the activity of a computer virus and biological viruses. Sequence of numbers (obtained from any biological or physical detector) introduced by the user is subjected to transformation and destruction through the use of viruses. Sequences of viruses are introduced combinatorially: they gradually transform and destroy and substitute the initial sequence in order to create completely new configurations of signs and biological objects. The form of the program is open and serves for the creation of unpredictable and new sequences of objects. The project shows how logical structures and computer processes remain in relation with biological and chemical processes. Transmutation of one elementary sequence into another, one chemical substance into another is of great importance. The possibility of transforming sequences in real time gains great importance in times when human identity is increasingly coded by digital data. Through transformation and distribution of DNA data in real time, the physical structure of the user described in the form of a sequence develops and transforms, intersecting with the public space of the net. The test program shows how my DNA[collected from saliva] is combined with codes of the viruses [Lloviu, Polio and Marburg virus].
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Robert Lisek (PL)
Robert B. LISEK is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts a research in the area of foundations of mathematics and computer science. His research interests are theory of ordered sets, logic, algebra, category theory in relation with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lisek is a founder of Institute for Research in Science and Art, Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium.