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|Hackteria Lab - Dock18 - April 2010|
hackteria & lab_hacking @ NK, Berlin 30. May - 3. June 2009
15. May-01. July
Bioelectronics for artists @ CEMA 20. July - 28. July 2009
|People: Artists and Designers working with Biology, Bio-technology and Bio-Ethics|
|Critical Arts Ensemble|
|Dunne and Raby|
|Beatriz D' Costa|
|Center for Post Natural History|
|Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr|
|Jay Barros //BioMusic - Sounds of Science //|
|Marta de Menezes|
|The Office of Experiments|
|The Department of Fun and Games|
|Papers,Conferences and Journals|
|Synthetic Biology 3 Zurich|
|Lab on a Chip|
Welcome to Hackteria.org
Hackteria is a collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art Projects that use Biology, LifeSciences, Biotechnology.
|Project 1: The Bacterial Net- Microbial Telecommunications.
Quorum sensing is a type of decision-making process used by decentralized groups to coordinate behavior. Many species of bacteria use quorum sensing to coordinate their gene expression according to the local density of their population.The Bacterial Net attempts to transfer this decision making process over the Internet. Using Microcontollers and sensors to detect bacterial population and a public web service http://www.pachube.com that helps transfer sensor information. The Bacterial Net is an exploration in bringing the Internet into the Natural Ecosystem.
|Project 2: Bioelectronix
Integrating electronics into biological culture devices needs different approaches. the use of silicone-rubbers for sealing off the wet/humid bio-part from the silicon circuits and sensors allows the making of hybrid bioelectronic devices.
| Project 3: Synthetic Biology for Artists and Designers: A primer
An Illustrated handbook that shows you how to work with MIT's parts registry
| Project 4: ArtScience IGEM team
|Project 5: DIY microscopy
a small hack to the optics of a standard webcam with an adjustable focus-lens, allows to create video data, with a magnification of around 100 to 400x (depending on the model) at a working distance of a few mm. The highest magnifications can be achieved by inverting (putting upside down) the lens. Addition of good lighting by the use of leds allows to create images using a bright-field method (shine through the stuff) or dark field method (look at the reflections and scattering).
|Project 6:DIY $25 Gel Box
Building your own Electrophoresis Gel Box is easy. Here's how you do it!
| Project 7: bio habitats
instead of using standard lab culture tools, such as flasks or petri-dishes, artists might want to design their own devices to culture and inhabitate living organisms and keep them alive. simple devices can be cast in silicone to incorporate all the necessary environemtal conditions for long time survival of microorganisms.
|Project 8: DIY Microfluidics|
|Project 9: DIY Plant Tissue culture and Engineering|
| Project 10: Pd_microscope
Pd_microscope is the software package that you can use to control your DIY microscope. It's a work in progress
| Project 11: DIY spectroscopy
Spectroscopy means the analysis of natural phenomena according to its energy distribution. In case of the electromagnetic spectra, ranging from x-ray, visible light, infrated to radio frequencies, this can be used to analyse chemical compounds, follow biochemical reactions or get information of the composition of stars. This project tries utilize webcams, CD/DVD and some construction material, to get a spectral analysis of ultra-violett and visible light sources, which might be used to follow enzymatic and metabolic reactions in cultured microorganisms and bacteria.
| Project 12: ArtScienceBangalore 2010-Synthetic Biology for Artists and Designers
A bunch of regular people with very little idea of Synthetic Biology but ready to pick up eveything about it.
|Project 13: DIY handheld centrifuge|
|Project 14: DIY table top centrifuge|
| Project 15: DIY Incubator
|Project 16: DIY Fermentation or the Art of making Wine|
|Project 17: Hacked Optical Mouse|
|Project 18: DIY Sterlisation Hood|
|Project 18: DIY Water Bath|