Daisyworld was a computer simulation written by James Lovelock in the 1980s which demonstrated self-regulation on a planetary scale. Daisyworld was also the name of a commission run by Phoenix in 2021 and the resulting exhibition created by Genetic Moo. This game and comic came out of that commission.
About the artists
Genetic Moo is a collaboration between Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup. They are a creative coding couple inspired by popular science, particularly in the areas of ecology, symbiosis, morphology, mutation and artificial life.
They have shown large-scale interactive exhibitions across the UK and abroad, including Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway; Eckert Art Gallery, Pennsylvania; The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Dhahran; The Science Centre, Singapore; Eureka! Halifax; LABoral, Gijon; Watermans, London; ICC Open Sky Gallery, Hong Kong; Dreamland, Margate; Glastonbury and The Wellcome Collection. They work closely with Lumen Art Projects and are members of the artists collective The London Group.
About Phoenix at Home
Phoenix at Home offer a great range of activities for young people at Phoenix, from filmmaking courses to downloadable activities for children and families. These activities are interactive and playful. They offer you the chance to take part and co-create through technology.