Heliotropika: Interfacing between humans and cyanobacteria

Juan M. Castro, Hideo Iwasaki

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    Abstract

    This is a hybrid installation that creates an interface between people and cyanobacteria. The project integrates the photosynthetic activity of these microorganisms, the dynamics of environmental light and the bioelectrical activity of the participants. Using cell culture and computer vision, this work renders the photosynthetic activity of cyanobacteria in the form of an organic structure. It also produces dynamic geometries of solar energy by analysing environmental data. Simultaneously, this work transforms the activity of the nervous system of each participant into 'light' to stimulate the cells. As a result, visitors and cyanobacteria influence each other giving subsistence to a dynamic feedback system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)373-376
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational Journal of Arts and Technology
    Volume7
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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    Neurology
    Cell culture
    Microorganisms
    Solar energy
    Computer vision
    Feedback
    Geometry
    Cyanobacteria
    Cells
    Energy
    Subsistence
    Render
    Nervous System
    Computer Vision

    Keywords

    • Biofeedback
    • Biomedia art
    • Cell culture
    • Coexistence
    • Computer vision
    • Cyanobacteria
    • Data visualisation
    • Inter-kingdom interaction
    • Light energy
    • Photosynthesis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
    • Computer Science Applications

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    Heliotropika : Interfacing between humans and cyanobacteria. / Castro, Juan M.; Iwasaki, Hideo.

    In: International Journal of Arts and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 373-376.

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