Joaquín Fargas

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The Biosphere Project

"The Biosphere Project consists of natural ecosystems isolated inside sealed containers that only allow the external influence of heat and light. These systems, like our planet, depend on light as a source of  energy for the development and continued existence of the life cycles that take place inside of them. These systems represent our planet in an infinitesimal scale, and show its fragility and the importance and urgency of its care. »Action is warranted despite the uncertainty of the expected results,..."

Big Brain Project

"Big Brain Project is a system made by a series of nerve cells cultures, spread around the world and interconnected through the internet.  The interactive global installation conforms an hybrid and universal brain that combines nervous cells tissue cultures with an artificial neuronal system which helps providing the capacity of remote interconnection and communication with all its nodes. The project shows the new communication possibilities comparing the concept of synapses with the digital connection. Big..."

Biowear

"Bio-wear is a second skin, a metadermis biotechnologically developed that reproduces and redevelops the body’s processes. The skin is proposed as an element of an abstract and imaginative order, not leaving behind its organic nature as an element malleable for intervention and experimentation. While evolution took from us the capacity to dress naturally, biotechnology may offer us a possibility to reinvent and extend our bodies. "

Immortality

"The installation is composed by a bioreactor containing living heart cells and a multimedia system. The cells are kept alive into a Petri dish, a container that allows them to be feed with nutrients and to grow over a substrate. The cells are heart rat cells that have no information in their DNA about ageing. A major concern of humankind has been to perpetuate over time. Beyond the transcendental spirit that leads us to believe in the continuity of the species, it has been speculated on the possibility that..."