Joaquín Fargas

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Glaciator

"Abstract Recent studies show that the melting of ice caused by global warming could do more than raising the sea level: it could wake up frozen viruses. Since 2003, large viruses have been found ensconced in permafrost, a layer of soil in the Arctic that is usually permanently frozen. Rising temperatures and melting ice could see the reappearance of ancient deadly viruses. It looks like all kinds of infection-causing viruses could defrost as the world warms. Glaciator works as an antivirus that compress the..."

Biosphere Proyect

"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..."

Utopia Project

"Utopia is an artistic project developed in Antarctica. Its mission is to raise awareness about climate change, melting ice caps and its impact on the planet. The installation consists of a core ice structure surrounded by four utopian works of art. Its origin can be traced back to Don Quixote Against Climate Change, later joined, as a result of the inspiring Antarctic experience, by the pieces Extinction-Creation, Quiescence and Ice Project. Don Quixote Against Climate Change This installation consisted of..."