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DIY microscopes & BioHacks, Machineproject, Los Angeles

Coming up this Saturday, 28th of July at Machineproject, Los Angeles.

Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (CH)
Urs Gaudenz / GaudiLabs (CH)

Marc and Urs are both active in the framework of the hackteria network and in the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society. They are generally interested in a transdisciplinary approach to interface Science, Technology, Art and Education.

Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, DIY Biology, Generic Lab Infrastructure
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, festival and meetings. The aim of the project is to develop a rich web resource for people interested in or developing projects that involve DIY bioart, open source software and electronic experimentation.

Swiss Mechatronic Art Society
The Swiss Mechatronic Art Society (SGMK, established in 2006) is a collective of engineers, hackers, scientists and artists that joined to collaborate and promote on creative and critical uses of technology. They develop DIY technologies, collaborate with social and educational institutions, run the diy* festival and the public „MechArt Lab“ in Zurich, and organize workshops in electronics, robotics, physical computing, diy-biology, lofi-music

Saturday, 28th of July
12 – 1pm | Public Lecture: Introduction into Hackteria (global) and the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society
13 – 5pm | Workshop: DIY microscopy and general BioHacks (regstration fee xxx)
5 – 6pm | Open discussions, drinks and bugs

Through a simple hack, every webcam can be turned into a useful digital microscope, allowing the magnified observation of life forms, analysis of biological motion and form, as well as audio-visual interpretations for aesthetic presentation.

more info on their website

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