|Old Main Page
For almost 8 years we have left the structure of our wiki main page they way we set it up on the first day... this is about to change now! If you are still looking for it, here you go to the Old Main Page
|Collection of Open Source Art Projects
See new Project page Collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art Projects, with the full list of projects
|Generic Lab Equipment
To start up an independent and open lab it is crucial to get affordable lab equipment (besides having an enthusiastic and open group of people, see How to start a BioLab). Most of the tools we use are do it your self (DIY) and open source and are built from widely available and recycled parts found in consumer products such as DVD drives, hard disks and pc fans.
Welcome to the Hackteria.org/Wiki
Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, DIY Biology, Generic Laboratory Infrastructure
Hackteria is an international network active since 2009 in the field of Open Source Biological Art. As a community platform hackteria tries to encourage the collaboration of scientists, hackers and artists to combine their experitise, write critical and theoretical reflections, share simple instructions to work with lifescience technologies and cooperate on the organization of workshops, temporary labs, hack-sprints and meetings. Hackteria is a network of people practicing DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others) biology with an interest in art, design and interdisciplinary cooperation. Hackteria operates on a global scale, and is based on a web platform and a wiki for sharing knowledge, which enable anyone to learn but also test different ways of hacking living systems. Hackteria is not based in a physical space, and its goal is to allow artists, scientists and hackers to collaborate and test various biohacking and bioart techniques outside the official laboratories and art institutions, basically anywhere in the world.
Global Hackteria Network
About the the Global Hackteria Network
How to get involved
Wiki, Forum.... just do it!
GLocal Hackteria Resicency Programme
International Hackteria Society
About the International Hackteria Society
Under the name “International Hackteria Society”, is an association according to article 60ff of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB) with seat in Zürich. The association aims to guarantee the organizational and financial processes of the project “Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art”. It wants to further development and access to practical knowledge in artistic engagement with the lifesciences. It wants to create platforms for public discussions and invite international artists and scientists for critical and theoretical discourse. The association works as a non- profit organization to reach its aims.
How to get involved
Using the wiki
Good question! We had to lock account creation due to spam bots. Subscribe on the Maillists to start...
Password recovery is fixed. So if you forgot... click send to mail adress (if you registered with it), or get in contact with some of the admins.
Do your own hackteria-style workshops
Just do it! Bring loads of fun stuff to play with, good people and start experimenting, sharing, documenting, jammin!
View a map of Global Hackteria Workshops - Update 2016 in full screen.
HackteriaLabs, Temporary Labs and Collaborative Production Events
On the collaboration of scientists, hackers and artists in the organization of workshops, temporary labs, hack-sprints and meetings.
On Going NOW
MikroBIOMIK Soil Retreat, 20.-22.07.2018, HUMUS Sapiens: What's the dirt - on me?
On 20.-22.07.2018 there will be research for everyone at Projekt Draussen, the creative workshop, learning and working place in the middle of the forest south of Munich. Let's discover what's going on in the ground under our feet. Let's explore the secret ingredients that make plants happy. Together we make a contribution to open research and a sustainable future!
Would you like to get your hands dirty, learn more about soil ecology, discuss at the campfire in the evening? Please write to email@example.com on which days you would like to be there (with or without accommodation), and whether you already have a topic / project idea in mind or would like to give a workshop.
RandeLab Soil Retreat, 4-6. May 2018, Part of Open Soil Research project HUMUS.Sapiens
MedTech-DIY @ Fablab Luzern, HSLU, Luzern
Das Modul verbindet Anwendungen der Medizintechnik mit Do It Yourself (DIY) Ansätzen. Dadurch wird das tiefere Verständnis von Medizintechnischen Geräten durch einen direkten, interdisziplinären und möglichst selbstgesteuerten Zugang gefördert. Basierend auf verschiedenen elektrophysiologischen Messmodulen (EMG, EKG, EOG, EEG) entwickeln die Studierenden im Team Ideen für innovative Produkte. Erste Prototypen werden mit den Mitteln der Digitalen Fabrikation hergestellt und getestet.
DIWO Culture: HaSTA @ MAS Art and Society, ZHdK, Zürich
HaSTA DIWO Culture : Hacking art/Sci/Tech & Activism
To engage with the most pressing issues (environment, social injustice, globalisation) of society, artist have embraced new transdisciplinary practices, which combine the use of open source tools (OST) and hacking strategies in a collaborative manner with "others". DIWO (Do It With Others) Culture will introduce such strategies through case studies, hands-on experimentation and team projects to the students. This first edition will focus on OST for environmental monitoring and artistic interpretation.
Open Science Friction and Noise Disturbance & Performative lab]o[dy Ritual @ Open Source Body, Paris
Pechblenda/Hackteria as a transhackfeminist queer science laboratories wants to propose a time and space for the confluence of cyborgs, cyber-witches and degenerate alchemists. Open the lab to experiment and be traversed by practical experience of noiSEX disturbance from the DIWo tools, fluids and non static bodies.
Open Science Friction and Noise Disturbance against systemic reductionist sEXcience
See new Project page Collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art Projects and here you find the Old Main Page for now... until we made a new structure here in the front.
But because this one is such a claaassiiic! We leave it here for reflection...
|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.