Jason Fletcher
Motion Designer
Elk Cloner - Short Film
This short film was created while studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Elk Cloner virus possesses the ability to hack into your cognitive processes and create an unstable virtual reality. This virus is not a product of our era but a courier from the future, a time capsule brimming with ominous warnings and strange excitement of the things to come. The Elk Cloner virus stands as a beacon at the edge of the digital frontier, a symbol of the challenges and opportunities that await us in the coming era.

In computing history, Elk Cloner is one of the first known microcomputer viruses that spread in the wild, i.e., outside the computer system or laboratory in which it was written. It attached itself to the Apple II operating system and spread by floppy disk. It was written around 1982 by programmer and entrepreneur Rich Skrenta as a 15-year-old high school student, originally as a joke, and put onto a game disk.