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www.luckyluckydice.com (2012)

51 MB, animated GIF

www.luckyluckydice.com is an 1990s internet-style animated GIF banner ad. At 51 MB, the animation runs approximately 3 minutes – a file size too large for dial-up internet speeds of the era the spam imagery and text are derived. Preying upon insecurities and human emotions, spam and pop-ups can ensnare users in its phishing traps and advance-fee schemes. By appropriating these malicious images into an animation of an absurd size and duration, James Howard renders spam emails from his junk folder completely functionless.

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NOW VIEWABLE IN INTERNET EXPLORER OR ANY BROWSER! OPEN WITH YOUR INTERNET BROWSER!

About the Artist

James Howard was born in 1981 in Canterbury, UK. He graduated from The University of Reading and The Royal Academy Schools, London. His works has been exhibited internationally, including Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, and From Here On, Rencontres d' Arles, France. Howard's work is included in the exhibition Making History / Ray 2012, Frankfurter Kunstverein Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, April 2012. He lives and works in London.

http://luckyluckydice.com/index.html

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