Background

  • I have a Background in Environmental Geosciences (M.Sc)
  • Currently Studies in Media Informatics at Bauhaus University
  • I love Science and Design and like to explore the numerous links between them

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Idea No. 1

(Keywords: Nitrogen cycle, information design, interactive learning device, sonofication)

In collaboration with the microbes i want to create an interactive information visualization and sonification to give an insight into some fascinating aspects of the bio-geochemical nitrogen cycle (especially denitrification). This highly complex and dynamic process is particularly relevant in nature and for humans. I want to transform the process of denitrification into sound images and process them visually

Resources

  • Simple Video about the global Nitrogen Cycle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfqvACMyg68

  • Review Paper about Nitrogen processes in aquatic ecosystems:

http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/20855/8/Chapter%25207%2520ENA%2520Durand%2520Breuer%2520Johnes%25202011.pdf

  • General information about the process of Denitrification:

wikipedia:Denitrification

Idea No 2

(Keywords: Sustainable Materials, Biodesign, Growing Design, microbial fuel cell)

Using Microbes to grow materials from solid wastes (e.g. with Mycelium) to use it as a material basis for ecological product design or use their energetic potential (microbial fuel cell; bio-photovoltaics) to supply a product/device with small amounts of energy.

Resources

  • An Introduction about what Biodesign is and what it is not:

http://www.designdebates.nl/_pdf/whatIsBioDesign_10-5-12.pdf

  • An Introduction about creating novel ecological materials from living organisms:

"Growing materials for product design": https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Serena_Camere/publication/319355171_Growing_materials_for_product_design/links/59a6c6fea6fdcc61fcfbbae7/Growing-materials-for-product-design.pdf

  • The "Moss Table" using biophotovoltaics:

http://thisisalive.com/biophotovoltaic-moss-table/

  • Review Paper about "Microbial Fuel Cells: Methodology and Technology":

https://web.mit.edu/pweigele/www/SoBEI/Info_files/Logan%202006%20Environ%20Sci%20Technol.pdf