Glacial ice melt from global warming has raised water levels, drowning buildings and transforming the landscape into a dynamic marine environment.
A decentralized swarm forms a city of autonomous agents replacing the idea of a traditional city with a dynamic mesh. Reliance on the swarm creates stability, self-organization and community.
SM_ART has migratory behaviors allowing agents to reposition themselves in order to avoid unstable conditions in the water. The water poses new threats to the sustainability of the habitat in the form of toxins (oil/nuclear waste), piracy, large animals and plastic debris. Avoiding these dangers allows SM_ART to be sustainable.
Carbon fixation processes are carried out by phytoplankton which live in the cellar of SM_ART. The waste is converted into structural material through the chemical reaction process.
Agents can move between network hosts and sub-networks creating new ideas of neighborhoods, cities and the permanence of place.
Through technological advances in self-regulatory systems SM_ART survives. SM_ART gathers solar and wave energy and converts it into electrical and metabolic energy (food growth). Complex waste disposal systems rely on the new green biotechnology.
Come join Emily Webster and Gabriella Levine, and live with the SM_ARTians!