This artist turns devastating computer viruses into trippy futuristic knitwear | Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.sg/glitchaus-jeff-donaldson-malwear-interivew-viruses-malware-knitwear-artist-2016-10/

Jeff Donaldson — better known by his pseudonym “Glitchaus” — is a textile designer and artist who creates “glitch art.” It’s a genre of futuristic artwork that draws inspiration from, or is created by, glitches and malfunctions in computer software — working primarily in textiles.

This interest in the aberrant side of computing led Donaldson to begin studying the code of computer viruses, which sparked a realisation. “What I noticed was these viruses are so tiny … so they can be viral … they fit perfectly within a knit scarf. Which I thought was just too good not to do.”

That epiphany led to his current series “Malwear.” With the help of specialised software, the 40-year-old artist converts the code that underpins some of the most notorious pieces of malware of all time into fabric stitches, which can then be kitted into scarfs and throws.

If you wanted to, you could even reverse-engineer them — recreating the original virus’ source code from nothing but the knitwear.

Questions:

  • Would you pay for fashion like this? Why (not)?

Perceptions

Source: https://www.facebook.com/playgroundenglish/videos/359205304412806/

Questions:

  • What was your first impression of the girl in the hijab/tudung?
  • Do you think that women should/can be as aggressive as men?
  • What do you feel about people who don’t dress/behave in a similar way to other people?
  • What is your opinion of Kubra Dagli?
  • Why has she created a controversy?

Plastic surgery in South Korea | Tech Insider

Source: https://youtu.be/06-kj0kvvck

http://www.techinsider.io/eyelid-surgery-in-south-korea-2015-11

Questions:

  • Would you do plastic surgery?
  • Are the arguments for plastic surgery justified?
  • What might some issues be for people who have had plastic surgery?