DIY Biolab

Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapševičius
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Date: Wednesdays 17:00-20:30
Venue: Marienstraße 7b, Biolab (Room 202)
First meeting: Wednesday, 10 April 2019; 17:00-20:30

In the forthcoming course, we will research the interaction between a chosen organism and an individual body. Among the suggested organisms are the slime molds physarum polycephalum, a single-celled Euglena gracilis, and the human microbiome. The goal of the course is to find a visual representation of two different organisms constituting a balanced state in the surrounded environment.

This course is an extension of the BioArt course of the Winter semester, where participants were introduced to tools and organisms available in the GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen bio lab. During the Summer semester, the hands-on experiments will develop into individual projects, documented and presented on the GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen 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..

Along with the practical things, we will look into the artworks related to biology, and talk about the idea of systems, homeostasis, and the Umwelt.

Syllabus

Students

Please Note

This class is limited to students from BfA/MfA MKGMedienkunst/MediengestaltungVKVisuelle Kommunikation – a graphic design program at the faculty GestaltungFKFreie Kunst – a program at the faculty Gestaltung, Media Architechture
The course registration deadline is 10.04.2019

Registration

Register via email to mindaugas.gapsevicius@uni-weimar.de
Please include the following information:
Subject: I, Organism, and Feedback Loops /// Registration
Content:
Name, Surname
Program and semester (Studienprogramm und Fachsemester)

Matriculation number (Matrikelnummer)

Grading

  • 20 % Theory
  • 50 % Work in lab / individual project
  • 30 % Documentation including 20% 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.