Marloes de Valk   NL/UK
go forth & * Netherlands Media Art Institute  
go forth & * is an installation of 3 computers. On each computer we've placed an ecosystem. When you visit the installation you can create a personal data-packet to seed into one of the ecosystems. To generate a packet, a set of questions needs to be answered. Is your packet very shy? Is it afraid to leave its home or is it more of a traveller? Is your packet screaming for attention or more of a loner? As soon as the packet arrives in the ecosystem it will start interacting with existing packets. Each packet has its own individual shape and behaviour. It is not just a data-packet, it is a packet with an attitude. A big slow loner, travelling the 3 worlds at a quiet pace, or a tiny hyperactive one, afraid to leave its home base. You can follow your packets ups and downs, its travels and its offspring by following its journey through the three ecosystems. go forth & * is a collaboration between Marloes de Valk and Aymeric Mansoux.