Date: 2006
Project Type: Software

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Uninvited Words

Paivi Hintsanen

For Uninvited Words, the artist alphabetically filed and organized all of the uninvited spam (see glossary) words that came to him via email during November 2004. His project makes the spam public material and for viewing and play. Unlike a painting or a sculpture, Uninvited Words does not have one final form. Instead, it exists as multiple objects: viewers can download pieces of text to create his or her own spam installation; text files of the spam words can be downloaded; and audio of a computer voice reading spam can be streamed. Users can also generate art from their own spam.