Metabiosis — Dependence of one organism on another for the preparation of an environment in which it can live.

Metabiosis is a collection of experiments about software art and digital processes. We are developing, writing, sketching, investigating and working on a series of pieces, or nodes, that are connected with each other. Each node is motivated and built around the questions left by the previous one. Because we are working in a modular way, we cannot predict the eventual results. Metabiosis is an artistic experiment for those who are curious about so-called generative and self-organizing systems in the ever growing ecosystem of connected machines.

This website contains articles about different aspects of Metabiosis: the code, texts with thoughts, ideas and research, input that gives us new inspiration, and information about events such as exhibitions, lectures or performances related to the project.

Metabiosis is a project by Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk.

Metabiosis projects have been made possible with support from: the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Kunsthochshule fur Medien Koln, the Digital Research Unit, Waag Society, the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Sign.

All the metabiosis material is licensed using GPL , GFDL or simply belongs to the public domain.