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Newton Virus

By: Ayman - Published: • References: troika.uk & gizmodo
Troika, a London art and design studio, wanted to revive the golden era of harmless fun computer viruses. Viruses were born out of the wit of early computer adopters, viruses whose sole purpose was to surprise and amuse. A non-destructive form of artificial life. So they created an artistic Newton Virus that causes icons on your computer desktop to fall towards the ground as if affected by gravity (Newton's law). They chose the mac as the platform since it is still a "virgin territory" compared to the jaded Windows.

Newton Virus comes on a cute lil USB key for manual infection. Simply plug the key into a computer and the virus will automatically copy itself on the hard drive. The virus will then hit at random, but only once. It will not replicate itself, mail itself to your friends or destroy any of your files, but instead provides you with moments of blissful surprise and magic.

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