It is difficult to walk into the Bangalore International Centre, Bengaluru, and not be drawn into the ceiling-high black drape that is fashioned into a vertical tube. Darkness greets visitors as they step into the tube that blocks out almost every light source, save the lone light radiating from the fish tank within. The tank contains an oddity, a 3D printed version of a single-celled microorganism called archaea that moves about like the real thing would in the deep sea. Considered the oldest life form on earth, archaea are believed capable of living in extreme conditions. Perhaps in a post-climate change future, which may not be conducive to human life, say British artists Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, human consciousness could be transferred into robotic archaea like the one housed in the tank. This would give humanity a fresh beginning in robotic forms modelled after the ancient, sturdy organism. The artists call this exhibit ArchaeaBot.
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