The Creature “Sweetysourus” (Suithisaurus turbulens spasmodicus) is a member of the installation Varia zoosystematica profundorum by the Generative Art/Computational Art Class (Alberto de Campo, UdK Berlin). It presents models of mainly acoustic communication in the deep sea. A number of actants ("creatures") transmit symbols ("letters"), assemble them into chains ("words"), and express these by sound, light, or motion patterns. Freely simulating aspects of animal behavior, one may find that the strangeness of the unknown reflects the human world in unexpected ways. The work was part of the Transmediale 2011 and the Campus Labor at the ARS Electronica 2012.
Dictionary: “Sweetysourus” (Suithisaurus turbulens spasmodicus) was first found in the Indian Ocean, off the Island of Sri Lanka. Initially it was believed that the found object was only the skeleton of a previously unknown tropical saurian that had sunken into the deep sea after being disoriented by a monsoon storm. Later sightings have revealed that it is in fact a living being, which has quite complex behavioral patterns; e.g., it has what looks like shiver spasms about 30-40 times per hour. It was named by an Irish marine biologist after the Gaelic word for “skill” (with the vernacular name being an unfortunate example of scientific humor)".
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