Andy Gracie

Scientists working in a laboratory. One scientist is looking through a microscope.
Andy Gracie, Laboratory Life, Interactivos Garage Science workshop, Medialab-Prado
Andy Gracie, Drosophila Titanus, 2011
The Search for Drosophila Titanus, Andy Gracie with Kuaishen Auson, Janine Fenton, Meredith Walsh
The Search for Drosophila Titanus, Andy Gracie with Kuaishen Auson, Janine Fenton, Meredith Walsh

Andy Gracie is a digital artist, creating technological systems designed to interact with natural living systems, incorporating ecosystems and biotechnology. At two Arts Catalyst events, Laboratory Life and Republic Of The Moon, Gracie presented his project “Drosophila Titanus”. The project developed an experimental breeding programme for fruit flies. The project aimed to genetically modify the new breed of fruit flies in order for them to survive on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, which is considered to host an environment rather similar to Earth. In order to carry out this experiment, Gracie recreated the atmospheric conditions found on Titan using everyday materials such as vodka, smoke alarms and a bicycle pump.

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