Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapševičius
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Date: Thursdays 09:15-12:30
Venue: Marienstraße 7b, Biolab (Room 202)
First meeting: Wednesday, 9 April 2020; 09:15-12:30

The theme of the course is a reference to the well known biblical saying about a mountain, which, if not moved would invite to move oneself. The saying means openness to whatever input, and ability to adjust to the way things are. In the upcoming course, we will study interaction models between organisms and ourselves, build situations for organisms to move the way we want. Still, to force organisms to move the way we want would not necessarily become truth, therefore, the final goal of the course is rather to understand the interactive systems between different types of organisms, including ourselves.

While working in our DIY biolab we will have a focus on different types of organisms ranging from one cellular organism to multicellular species. As a model organism, the course will offer among other organisms a slime mold physarum polycefallum, a flagellate euglena gracilis and a nematode caenorhabditis elegans. Students with specific needs will be directed to available methods and resources.

The outcome of the course is a documented idea with the implementation of the control mechanism. Successful projects will be presented at the Summaery and/or TOP space in Berlin.

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

Grading

  • 20 % Theory
  • 50 % 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.