From Erotic Spam To Art

 - Apr 18, 2006
References: ahprojects & wired
Adam Harvey, San Francisco artist, has launched his Save As exhibition which features erotic spam which has been converted into digital art. The artist created a script which converts the spam into large scale, digitally altered photographic prints. "The result is Save As, an art exhibition featuring eight images that "probe the intersection of sex and commerce on the internet," according to the website.

"Adam spent about a year developing a script that pulls text strings from the subject lines of spam e-mails and maps them to the colors in a pornographic image. It then layers thousands upon thousands of the newly colorful text strings to create a stylized version of the original image." (Wired Magazine)