Cyrus Clarke – Playing with biology

Cyrus Clarke

Grow your own cloud

From The Conference August 28, 2019

Cyrus Clarke is storing holiday pictures in his plants. Yes, you read that right. This talk is about how to grow your own Cloud and what happens when combining art with science. What will it take for humans to truly value nature and how can we intervene and draw attention to something as seemingly abstract and immaterial as data consumption before it’s too late. DNA as a storage medium is the most efficient known data storage medium in the universe, so why not storage the whole planet’s data in organisms such as plants and trees? Clarke has worked with nature as technology and plant geneticists to develop techniques to embed plants with data and how this might lead us to Data Forests.

Length 19:22
Total views 580
Theme 2019