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3D animation, sound, 2:37 Five expeditionary post-Anthropocene survivors display social behavior and conduct a leisurely patrol of their toxic habitat. As the alpha directly confronts our interloper’s gaze with its own unblinking, compound eye, our weakness becomes glaringly obvious. In a sea where the balance has tipped in favor of industrially fertilized nitro-phosphoric acid, this is perilous for anything except these gene-drive-enabled CRISPR-ed critters. We don’t know how they escaped from the research facility, or how a glitch in their genomes provides the longevity of hexactinellid sponges (living for thousands of years), or how they evolved to metabolize microplastics and 3D print their shells to be impervious to the surrounding acid, or how they evolved to live as now-extinct corals did, symbiotically nourished by algae living inside their eyes. But clearly they have adapted with unique advantages to thrive in seawater that would strip the paint off the hull of our ship. https://vimeo.com/137128376 http://www.localstyle.tv
Description:
3D animation, sound, 2:37 Five expeditionary post-Anthropocene survivors display social behavior and conduct a leisurely patrol of their toxic habitat. As the alpha directly confronts our interloper’s gaze with its own unblinking, compound eye, our weakness becomes glaringly obvious. In a sea where the balance has tipped in favor of industrially fertilized nitro-phosphoric acid, this is perilous for anything except these gene-drive-enabled CRISPR-ed critters. We don’t know how they escaped from the research facility, or how a glitch in their genomes provides the longevity of hexactinellid sponges (living for thousands of years), or how they evolved to metabolize microplastics and 3D print their shells to be impervious to the surrounding acid, or how they evolved to live as now-extinct corals did, symbiotically nourished by algae living inside their eyes. But clearly they have adapted with unique advantages to thrive in seawater that would strip the paint off the hull of our ship. https://vimeo.com/137128376 http://www.localstyle.tv
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