In 1991 sci-fi became reality when eight scientists and experimental theatre performers enclosed themselves for two years within a carefully assembled closed ecosystem called Biosphere 2.
Online film screening: Spaceship Earth
Designed as a replica of Earth’s ecosystem, this massive biodome was originally meant to investigate the possibilities of human existence on other planets. But looming ecological disasters within the system and accusations from the outside world almost made the dream of the eight Biospherians fall apart.
This documentary film, directed by Matt Wolf, tells the inside story of the closed ecosystem experiment that became a worldwide phenomenon. What does Biosphere 2 teach us about life on Earth?
About series ‘Biodomes and Spomes. What Do Closed Ecosystems Teach Us About Life on Earth?’
Imagine inhabiting a massive mason jar; substantially closed with respect to matter, but open to energy. What are the preconditions for life to thrive within such a closed ecosystem for an indefinite amount of time? And what role do we play in regulating these systems from both the outside and inside? Fasten your seatbelts, for in this series we travel through biodomes and spomes to unravel what closed ecosystems teach us about life within the largest known space home – planet Earth.