Anna Dumitriu & Alex May: ArchaeaBot Residence: Anna Dumitriu & Alex May
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The artists will develop their project Archaeabot
Cryomicroscopy image under a scanning electron microscope. Image: Amanda Wilson, Imperial College
Anna Dumitriu & Alex May: ArchaeaBot
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A post singularity and post climate change life form
Image: Vanessa Graf

Anna Dumitriu & Alex May: ArchaeaBot

A post singularity and post climate change life form

20
Sep
2018
11
Oct
2018
Anna Dumitriu & Alex May: ArchaeaBot

Image: Vanessa Graf

ArchaeaBot is a prototype of an underwater robotic installation that explores what ‘life’ might mean in a post-singularity and post-climate change future.

Based on new research on archaea (a group of unicellular micro-organisms believed to be the oldest form of life on earth adapted to life in extreme conditions) combined with the latest innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning, the artists have tried to create the 'ultimate' species for the end of the world.

The work is the result of collaboration with researcher/cryomicroscopist Amanda Wilson within the framework of the EU MARA project, which is based at Imperial College. Additionally the artists are collaborating with Daniel Polani, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.

Anna Dumitriu and Alex May have developed this work through an artistic residency at LABoral. The residence is part of the first call of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), aimed at European artists working with new technologies. The EMAP programme aims to encourage collaboration between artists and institutions using these media. LABoral is part of the network of members of the platform along with ten other prestigious European institutions.

Project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union:

 

 

Activity subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Governments of the Principality of Asturias:

Gobierno del Principado

 

With the support of: Arts Council England

Acknoledgements:

Fundación Cultura Ayuntamiento Gijón

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