Karolina Sobecka is an artist and designer working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Karolina’s work has been shown internationally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Museum of China, MOMA Film, ZKM, WRO Biennial, Zero1, Marfa Dialogues NY, and Science Gallery. She has received multiple awards and commissions including from Creative Capital, New Museum, Rhizome, NYFA and Princess Grace Foundation, and Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards, and residencies at Banff, Eyebeam, Queens Museum and others. Karolina is the founder of design studio Flightphase, has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Washington and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Cloud Services is a transmedia exploration of a proposal to use the atmosphere as an apparatus for data storage and transmission by encoding data into the genomes of bacteria that affect the weather. Addressing the potential of new computational and biotechnological practices as well as the ethical risks of experimenting with life forms and geophysical cycles, the work engages its audience in reflections on how we are altering our environments and how we should govern emerging technologies in order to use them towards desirable futures.