MIT Media Lab grad student Alex Dragulescu is a Romanian visual artist who extracts information and patterns from spam emails, blogs, computer viruses, and more and creates visualizations of the information.

Check out his Spam Architecture series, 3-D models of junk email, and his Spam Plants (shown below), developed using the ASCII values found in the text of spam messages.

Spam plant by Media Lab grad student Alex Dragulescu

Spam plant by Media Lab grad student Alex Dragulescu