Competition: five copies of Newton Virus
by Troika to be won



We've teamed up with digital designers Troika to give away five copies of Newton Virus, a non-destructive application that makes your desktop icons roll around as if affected by gravity (see movie below). More info on Newton Virus and another movie in our story from March 2008. Newton Virus can be downloaded from Troika's website (price $9.99).

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Here's some text from Troika about Newton Virus:


Troika's 'Newton Virus' is finally released into the wild and ready for you to download!

'Newton Virus' introduces the magical concept of gravity to your desktop. It was named after the father of modern mechanics and causes the icons on your desktop to fall, roll and tumble in whatever direction gravity pulls them delivering a little bit of reality to your virtual environment.

But not to worry, the non-destructive virus will not replicate itself, mail itself to your friends or destroy any of your files, but instead provide you with moments of blissful surprise and magic. Perfect for spicing up your colleagues day or simply enjoying the marvels of Newtonian principles at work.

There are two downloads of the 'Newton Virus' that you can purchase on Troika's site. Newton Virus Install to USB allows you to download the virus directly onto your own USB key with which you can 'infect' any number of Macintosh laptops, and Newton Virus Screensaver that allows you to install the virus as a screensaver onto your computer.

In 2008 Troika's first Newton Virus became part of the permanent collection at MOMA New York.

Congratulations to the winners! Jolanta Lidwin in Poland, Nick Gentile in Australia, Rami Kopty in Israel, Nuno Henriques in Portugal and Paul Bart in Germany all won copies of Newton Virus by Troika.

Posted on Monday June 8th 2009 at 9:15 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Prof. Z

    one two troika…for me

  • ive gotta get one of these

  • What fun! Hooray Newton!

  • huff

    this has been around for well over a year. why is dezeen constantly behind on things like this. makes you come across as a sheep not a shephard

  • It’s a really well implemented little app, gotta hand it to Troika on this one. Works flawlessly, good luck guys!

  • My students and I have been raving about this for so long! So brilliant!

  • norton

    for a similar effect, but free, just drop your laptop over a hard surface. (works on PC too)

  • Ambrose Vevers

    novelty value