Biolesce

Biolesce
Biolesce couples the organic and inorganic, or living and machine, together. Bioluminescent dinoflagellates — single-celled algae that emit light when physically agitated—are manipulated through physical computing. The project explores the sensorial response of dinoflagellates in a computing context, exploring the visual potential of these tiny plant bodies. Light sensors and motors are connected through a microprocessor to create a generative display of bioluminescence. The project explores the generative possibilities of new configurations between organic and digital.