Sally Silverstone and Linda Leigh, who were part of the 8-person team that spent two years sealed in the Biosphere 2 research facility, talk about their experiences in this fascinating short documentary. The film was created by Avant/Garde Diaries, an online interview magazine and global event series.
Over twenty years ago, a group of scientists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, and free-thinkers put their minds and resources together to create a singular and lasting testament to an unfashionable notion: science and exploration, having become hyper-specialized and incremental, needed a return to big ideas and leaps of faith. They wanted to explore what few were discussing at the time. Things like climate change. Space colonization. And they were going to explore these ideas in a three-acre geodesic living laboratory called Biosphere 2 that mimicked the biomes of the earth.