Sintetica was born on 02/06/2022
Sintetica is a digital art experiment. The digital art entity will be able to reproduce, interact with the viewers, die or even get infected by a virus. The artwork will grow in size according to the viewer’s number. If gets to 100 views in a day it will reproduce asexually. The main artwork changes according to the hedonometer API, able to capture real-time data on the happiness level of users on social networks.
The idea behind the project is to explore the main concepts of artificial life and go a step further. Can life be found in the web of data? In digital form? Can technology and data be considered a new form of a living organism?
The development of novel technologies such as synthetic biology and artificial life are crossing the boundary between our understanding of living and non-living entities.
Sintetica is an experiment on digital life. A digital art entity that possesses many characteristics of biological living systems.
Sintetica is made by videos of artificial cells recorded at the biology lab of Trento University as part of the ACDC research program with the Museum of Science MUSE and will be able to reproduce, interact with the viewers, die or even get infected by a virus.
The videos were taken under the guidance of Prof. Martin Hanczyc and with the help of Richard J.G. Löffler and Aitor Patiño Diaz.