James Hoff
Stuxnet (v2), Nov 2013

curated by Barry Rosen

James Hoff
Stuxnet (v2), 2013
Stuxnet virus, WAV audio file, cuff link USB stick, presentation box
Dimensions variable
Edition of 50 + 10 APs

Stuxnet V2 (2013) is a set of USB cufflinks both of which contain an audio work composed using the computer virus Stuxnet. For both compositions the virus was transcribed to a scale of quarter notes corresponding to the register of a classic piano. These transcriptions were generated into songs using patch synthesizers and midi-instrumentation. While derived from the original virus source code, neither composition contains malicious code that could damage or infect your computer or audio device upon playback.