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 will be conducted over two days. Documentation of your work will be the basis for your grade.
The outcome of the course is an interactive setting between humans and organisms. The successful completion of the course is the attendance of the Blockseminar and a project documented in the GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen wiki. The documentation may contain text, video, images, sketches, sound, and other digital formats.
50 % Attendance in the class 50 % Documentation on 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.