Duality of Life is an interactive art installation made for Brighton Digital Festival, permanently located at the University of Brighton’s School of Biomolecular Sciences.
It features an artificial life form that reacts to visitors and the world around it. Genetic algorithms and a variety of external stimuli determine the behaviour and real-time evolution of the life form, throughout the academic year.
Onboard cameras, microphones and environmental data feeds from the University all affect Brighton University’s digital resident. Whilst social media attention and the presence of a crowd will delight, a sudden loud noise for example will see it scuttle away.