This laboratory imagines that the future of scientific exploration will be characterized by its interconnectedness to ecosystems, direct connection to the public, and access to global information databases. It also takes a cue from ecology and blurs the boundaries between programs that were traditionally segregated into highly controlled zones. Blurring the edges between programs creates a dynamic environment that is enriched by the potential for spontaneous interactions. The lab scape will be increasingly flexible as ubiquitous data allows researchers to move freely beyond the constraints of highly conditioned and controlled space to be in direct contact with the environments they study.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: St. Croix, U.S.V.I.