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Hybrid Art – Glaciator

Credit: Joaquín Fargas

Joaquín Fargas (AR)

Especially in Antarctica the ice mass as diminished dramatically. The reasons for this are climate change and global warming.

The Glaciator robot helps glaciers to grow again by compacting and crystallizing the snow into firn (the intermediate state between snow and glacier ice), thus accelerating the ice formation process. This means the glaciers can grow the ice mass again, which they have lost due to climate change.

The Glaciators’ movements may be awkward, but they are steady in their quest. They are a symbol of the utopian ideal, a concept applied to all undertakings that seem impossible. With this art project Joaquín Fargas wants to encourage scientists of all disciplines to try out unconventional methods as well, in order to find new solutions for global problems.