ArchaeaBot Workshop

workshop with Anna Dumitriu and Alex May

Dumitriu and May will lead a practical and theoretical workshop about their project “ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form”. This underwater robotic installation explores what ‘life’ might mean in a post singularity, post climate change future, and is based on new research about archaea (the oldest life forms on the planet) combined with the latest innovations in machine learning & artificial intelligence. 

The artists will explain the research behind the project and explain some of the practical issues involved in constructing and programming the work, with opportunities for hands on activities, and discussion.

The workshop will be in English.


11:00 am – 5:00 pm


24-26 Route de la chapelle
18000 Bourges
Price : Full price 20€ / Reduced price 10€ (Students, job seekers)

Workshops : Registration by email
Contact : Julien Record +33 2 48 50 42 47


6:00 pm: Workshop restitution


24-26 route de la Chapelle
18000 Bourges
Anna Dumitriu (1969) is a British artist working with sculpture, craft, installation, biological media, and digital technology to explore our relationship to microbiology, synthetic biology and robotics. Her artistic practice is deeply embedded in laboratory settings and she works hands on with infectious diseases, whole genome sequencing technologies, CRISPR gene editing and building robots. She is artist-in-residence with the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, and with the National Collection of Type Cultures at Public Health England. She holds visiting research fellowships in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Waag Society. Prior to her work with the University of Hertfordshire she was a visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics working with artificial life. Dumitriu’s work has a strong focus on the ethical implications of emerging technologies drawing threads across time, exploring future scenarios by reflecting on the past.
Links  Anna Dumitriu on Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Linkedin – Artist’s website
Alex May (1972) is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art. May is a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.
link Alex May on Twitter Instagram Facebook GitHub  –  Artist’s