Ethan Ham is a visual artist living in New York City. Ethan's former career as a game developer can be seen in the art he makes. The artworks often playful and demonstrate his continuing interest in the interaction between an artwork and its beholder. His work often explores themes of translation and mutation and take the form of literary/art hybrids, sculpture, and internet-based art. His art has been commissioned by Turbulence.org and Rhizome.org and has been exhibited at the PS122 Gallery (New York, NY), The National Portrait Gallery (Canberra, Australia), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia), and on the websites of The Museum of Graphic Arts (Machida City, Japan) and The Museum of Contemporary Art (Badajoz, Spain).
Installing the plug-in certainly is a barrier to entry, but personally I'd be more uncomfortable going to a website that an anonymous spammer (you) links to, than installing a plug-in whose authorship is public (myself & Benjamin Rosenbaum). Also, the source code for the plug-in is publicly viewable, so people are welcome to audit it for security issues:
The spam-poster (posters?) are getting lazy and are not bothering to make a bland comment before pitching their crap.
I had noticed his user id number suggests an account that is at least a few years old. So I figure his newbie-ness is a put-on.
I don't know if there's so much MFA degree inflation as degree erosion... Somehow MFA degrees have moved from a 3-year to a 2-year degree (which makes one wonder what's the real difference between an MA and a MFA in studio art).