BIOELECTRONIX FOR ARTISTS @ Pixelache, Helsinki
The workshop is lead by Marc R. Dusseiller and Andy Gracie.
It is organised in collaboration with the Finnish Bioart Society.
Andy Gracie is an artist working between various disciplines including installation, robotics, sound, video and biological practice. The work he produces is situated between the arts and the sciences, creating situations of exchange between natural and artificial systems which allow new emergent behaviours to develop.
Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for Micro- and Nanotechnology and artist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He performs DIY-workshops in lo-fi electronics, music and robotics, has made various short movies and is currently developing means to perform biological science (mammalian cell culture, microfluidics, live-microscopy) in a DIY fashion in your kitchen or your atelier.
- introduction and overview
- microscopy and scale overview
- webcam hacking and microscope building
- urban micro_walk / collection of microorganisms
- set-ups for extraction and isolation of organisms
- improve the microscope / leds, motors and sensors
- designing and building bioelectronix devices
- investigation of samples collected
- Bio-Arduino / controlling bioelectronix device
- observation of organisms and bio-hacking
- introduction to Pd for microscopy (if necessary)
- bio2sound and sound2bio communication
- finalising microscopes and devices
- brainstorming concepts for installations/performances – optional presentation
Pixelache organizes locally
Lab gear: 90mm Petri dish x 20 62mm Petri dish x 20 3ml disposable pipettes x 100 75mm plastic funnel x 10 5ml syringe x 20 10ml syringe x 15 tube clamps x 8 5mm silicone tubing x 3m
Electronic gear: 5V relays x 8 L293 h-bridges x 15
Making gear: cutters super glue contact glue various metal and wooden bar (square, L and round section) 2mm acrylic sheet 4mm plywood sheet various small nuts, bolts, washers and threaded bar sand paper