BIOS 2.0

BIOS 2.0

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BIOS – Basic Input Output System calls attention to trees and their role as the “lungs” of our planet. Global warming is the result of excess greenhouse gases, man-made emissions yielded from activities such as burning fossil fuels, like coal, oil, and natural gas, along with deforestation and destruction of tropical rainforests. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the major greenhouse gases. Trees are vital because they absorb CO2, eliminating and storing the carbon, while releasing the oxygen back into the atmosphere. They also absorb several pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, ozone and ammonia. In addition, trees help prevent water pollution and soil erosion. Equally critical, trees provide food and shelter for both, humans and wildlife. In computing, BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. BIOS is a program embedded in a chip on a computer's motherboard that ensures all the devices plugged into the computer as well as its operating system work properly. It is, in essence, the lifeblood of the computer just as trees are to our planet. As an artist, by removing e-waste from the waste stream and utilizing it as part of my work, I am contributing to lessening its environmental impact. By using these materials, I induce the viewer to think about how technology can be both a contributor to environmental problems and, at the same time, an enabler of solutions. Ultimately, my art is about creating awareness and engaging the public in conversations about our ecological and social responsibilities, while helping them make the connection between art, technology and sustainability.