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.
The successful completion of the course is the attendance of the block seminar and the documented work on GMU wiki. The documentation may contain text, video, images, sketches, sound, and other digital formats.
- 50 % Attendance in the class
- 50 % Documentation on the GMU Wiki