Media links December 9, 2014

In honor of knocking out yet another final project for this semester I present some media links. I've got two finals down and one to go. This last one might be the most fun one of them all, since it's a sound project.

Dear Podcasters - Chris Brogan

Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started.

Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition - gog

I remember playing this game for hours. If someone is looking for a Christmas gift idea for me, this would be a pretty good one.

This Artist's Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame - Andy Greenberg - WIRED

Hoff creates his malware-glitched works, which have all already been sold, by dropping digital paintings into a hex editor that converts it to text. Then he intersperses randomly chosen chunks of code from malware files, and reconstitutes the data as an image file. The code corrupts the image in unexpected ways, adding chromatic streaks, blotches, and static. In two of the images, Hoff used code from the NSA-created software Stuxnet, built to destroy centrifuges at Iranian nuclear facilities. The other 14 images use code from Flame, which Hoff calls by its alternate name Skywiper, an older NSA-created spyware program.