ArchaeaBot

Alex May and Anna Dumitriu are currently developing “ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form”.

The underwater robotic installation explores what ‘life’ might mean in a post singularity, post climate change future, and is based on new research about archaea combined with the latest innovations in machine learning and artificial intelligence. The aim is to create the ‘ultimate’ species for the end of the world as we know it.

ArchaeaBot at Ars Electronica 2018
Photo by Vanessa Graf

The work is being made in collaboration with researcher/cryomicroscopist Amanda Wilson as part of the EU FET Open H2020 funded MARA project based in the Beeby Lab at Imperial College London, and the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.

The project is being supported through a EMAP/EMARE artists residency at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Spain via funding from Creative Europe and with generous support from Arts Council England.