An underwater robotic art installation by Anna Dumitriu and Alex May exploring the future of life on Earth. ArchaeaBot is the ‘ultimate’ species for the end of the world.
"ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form" is an underwater robotic art installation by Anna Dumitriu and Alex May 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.
Created as part of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) Programme at LABoral. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and Arts Council England.