Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson apply collaborative processes in their practice and engagement with materials. Their works are characterised by transformations of the biological and mechanical; gemstones record, metals have memory, sounds are given shape and fluids must be maintained for computational machines to perform and create. Pneumatically driven creatures question and restate notions of empathy with synthetic intelligence. Silver, iron and silica, the materials of information storage, are recast and animated by water and air to maintain equilibriums and generate new forms. Dubbin and Davidson’s most recent projects explore relations between the environment, computing, robotics and artificial life forms.