Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapševičius
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Date: Hands on part: Tuesday 13:30 - 16:45 and/or Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00
Theory part: Tuesday 15:15 - 16:00
Venue: Marienstraße 7b, biolab (Room 202)
First meeting: Tuesday, 20. October. 2015
Please send a motivation letter before tuesday, 13 October 2015 to mindaugas.gapsevicius [@] uni-weimar.de
This course is designed as an introduction to work with live tissues, bacteria, cellular organisms and other forms demonstrating life-like processes, including crystal growing and automata patterns. The weekly seminar is split into two parts: theoretical and practical. During the theoretical part, we will discuss artworks in relation to BioArt, and the practical part will involve work with organisms.
Work with organisms (bacteria, physarum, euglena, amoeba, algae, molds, plants, etc) in the biolab will focus on the analysis of living systems and their relations to habitat. Living and non-living systems will be considered while sensing and recording their shifts with the help of microscopes and cameras, analysing and interacting with them while bridging with electronics and computers, and sharing and documenting experiments online and on paper.
20 % Theory
50 % Work in lab
30 % Documentation including 10% of updates in WikiHaiwaiian for ''fast'' (not an acronym). It is the name for a hypertext system for websites where the user may not only read the content but is also able to change it instantaneously through the browser.
Undergraduates and graduates enrolled in the faculties of Media and Design.