ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form 24 November 2018 - 3 February 2019


ArchaeaBot takes the form of an underwater robotic installation that explores what ‘life’ might mean in a post singularity, post climate change future. The project is based on new research about archaea (the oldest life forms on Earth) combined with the latest innovations in machine learning & artificial intelligence creating the ‘ultimate’ species for the end of the world as we know it.

The work is 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 with Professor Daniel Polani from the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. 

ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form

Anna Dumitriu & Alex May
United Kingdom / Spain, 2018
Fish tank, underwater robot, 30 x 30 x 30 cm

This project is supported through an 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.


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IMPAKT Exhibition: A World Without Us

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