Project

SP4M

Internet spam is an overwhelming disease of the 21st century. With very elaborate devices, we go to great length to avoid seeing spam: junk-mail filters, screening services, spam databases. SP4M attempts to turn the relationship we have with spam around. A microcontroller-based Webserver retrieves spam sent over the Internet in real time, and remotely feeds a continuous shuffled stream of it to public displays. Spam is no longer meaningless, time-consuming junk, but rather a diagnosis of cultural values and an alternate representation of societies.

Internet spam is an overwhelming disease of the 21st century. With very elaborate devices, we go to great length to avoid seeing spam: junk-mail filters, screening services, spam databases. SP4M attempts to turn the relationship we have with spam around. A microcontroller-based Webserver retrieves spam sent over the Internet in real time, and remotely feeds a continuous shuffled stream of it to public displays. Spam is no longer meaningless, time-consuming junk, but rather a diagnosis of cultural values and an alternate representation of societies.