Louis Bec

Louis Bec, French artist and biologist born in Algiers in 1936, founder of the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste and lecturer on Fabulatory Epistemology.

Note: An organism is said to be extremophile when its normal living conditions are lethal for most other organisms.

WE ARE EXTREMOPHILES, opening plenary speech, Mutamorphosis Conference (2009)

By Louis Bec "We are all extremophiles. Life is undergoing tension. Life is undergoing pressure. Life is undergoing depression. Life is undergoing transgression. The biomass is being shaken, destabilised. How shall we respond to the urgent questions regarding survival and meaningfulness. How shall we elaborate new strategies for inventive adaptation in order to persist, faced as we are with the degradation of the conditions of life and our environments, which are becoming progressively more toxic - and sometimes even deadly. We are all extremophiles who possess the memory of the origin of life."

Malaskunodousse, 1997-99, artificial life model

The Protospone Mex, semi-autonomous software entity

Maiandrosse, 1997-99, artificial life model
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