Crazy Horse

This Trojan horse sculpture was on display at Tel Aviv University this week.Photo: Benyamin Cohen

 

Take a look at the above photo. It’s a sculpture of a Trojan horse. Now look a little closer. What do you see?

Old computer keyboards and screens make up part of this art project.Old computer keyboards and screens make up part of this art project. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

 

The statue is made out of thousands of computer and cell phone components that were once working just fine, but later became infected with various viruses and malware. Nicknamed the “Cyber Horse,” the sculpture was on display this week on the sprawling campus of Tel Aviv University in Israel.

 

Old cell phones that were infected with malware make up part of the horse's hoof.Old cell phones that were infected with malware make up part of the horse’s hoof. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

The horse was the brainchild of Gideon Amichay, an Israeli designer and communication artist, who began his career by drawing sardonic cartoons for the New Yorker magazine.

The horse display welcomed greeters at this week’s Cyber Week conference in the coastal city of Tel Aviv. The confab, which ends on Friday, attracted computer experts from around the world.

The horse stood tall as thousands of convention attendees strolled by.The horse stood tall as thousands of convention attendees strolled by. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

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