What If We Printed Out All The Spam We Got?

That's exactly what artist Nick Philip did. In 1998, Nick created an art installation to visualize the amount of spam on the Net, if it were all printed out:

Emails are copied as they pass through nowhere.com on to their final destination. They are distributed through 12 fax modems and then printed by 12 fax machines. Thermal paper is collected in trash cans, then allowed to overflow onto the gallery floor.

http://nphilip.best.vwh.net/instal.htm - via Andreaxmas

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Ah is the waste itself not the point? Everything can be interpreted in many different ways but my personal interpretation was that the wastage itself was the "point". Everything we see online is digital information, this is simply transferring one type of information to another medium. Yes I think wasting paper is bad (and I'm a student animator so I'm one to talk) but I like this piece for some reason.
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Cuimhne: "The point that the artist raises"? If the point is that there's a lot of spam, I got the point a looong time ago, and I'm reminded of it every time I switch on my computer; the same can probably be said of every other person on the planet who happens to have an email address. I love art, but this is completely worthless and wasteful.
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