DEMO HOUR: BioSoNot 1.2Issue: XXV.3 May-June 2018
BioSoNot 1.2 is a hybrid bio-sound instrument that translates biological activity into sound as it cleans contaminated water samples. It generates music and noise from the biological activity of living microorganisms inhabiting the L.A. River. A series of custom-made microbial fuel cells (biosensors) captures and harvests electrons produced by the metabolic processes of bacteria; these are then fired as energy into an oscillator that expresses the information as sound, generating an organic symphony of bacterial life.
Unsettled artifacts: Technological speculations from Latin America. Leonardo 50, 4 (Aug. 2017), 410–437; https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/LEON_a_01459
|Listening to the microbial music of BioSoNot 1.2.|