This course is an introduction to the DIY biolab and its uses in relation to artistic practices. We will learn how to follow safety rules, how to cook media for organisms, and how to care for the various organisms. Organisms presented include Acetobacter bacteria, Euglena gracilis flagellates, and Physarum polycephalum slime molds. The "Driver's license" also includes hands-on use of equipment in the bio lab, such as microliter pipettes, clean benches, centrifuges, and microscopes.
The course provides an access to the lab for individual work. It will be conducted over two days.
The successful completion of the course is the attendance of the block seminar and the documented work on GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen wiki. The documentation may contain text, video, images, sketches, sound, and other digital formats.