In Bots, Cells and Humans Watching, Morales invites the audience to access his work at http://symbiosis.live. Part digital and part physical, the piece connects servers to a bioreactor growing living cells. This tension creates an environment influenced by both virtual and tangible forces, eventually transforming the server into a hyper-attractor of bots and other inorganic organisms. As humans witness the process, they add yet another element of interaction—the only element that does not actually penetrate and manipulate this environment.
Sebastián Morales is an artist, engineer and researcher based in NYC. Informed by a background in Mechanical Engineering and Interactive Telecommunications, his interactive works combine elements of robotics, digital culture and living systems. With numerous exhibitions across the US and Europe, his current installations explore the speculative symbiotic relationships between organic and inorganic forms of life.