Fresh Music For Rotten Vegetables
Karl Heinz Jeron, https://jeron.org/fresh-music-for-rotten-vegetables/
"The electronic devices built by the participants are controlled and fed by current generated by use of the collected vegetables. According to the state of the vegetables, the sound, the colour of the sound, and the volume of the sound are varied. Thus, an improvised piece of music is created from the most simple parts, and a garnish. (Jeron, 2011)."
Joe Davis, http://prix2012.aec.at/prixwinner/7023/
/Bacterial Radio/ by Joe Davis uses a crystal radio mechanism, allowing for the capturing and conversion of AM radio waves. Besides being a radio, crystal radio evokes the idea of a living organism that is able to naturally generate electric current through interaction with its environment.
The /Bacterial Radio/ project is compelling from different perspectives. First of all, it uses crystal radio, a radio mechanism that is able to catch and convert AM radio waves with no additional electricity supply. Secondly, Davis has introduced modified E. coli bacteria, which might replace traditional wires.
BIOTRICITY – BACTERIA BATTERY
Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits, http://smitesmits.com/BacteriaBattery5.html
"Bacteria Battery #5 is an installation of Biotricity series where the fluctuations of electrical energy generated by microbial fuel cells are sonified in eight channel sound environment. The installation consists of 12 – 16 microbial fuel cells where the electricity is generated by bacteria living in a mud, eight speakers and video of microscopical images of the bacteria manipulated by the live sound."
Sketches for an earth computer
Martin Howse, http://www.1010.co.uk/org/sketches.html
"The earth computer proposes the bootstrapping of a long-term, visible computational device self-constructed solely from the earth, and embedded within the earth as a critical monument to human technology. The total environment (geophysical, biological, electro-chemical) itself encodes and manipulates active, new computational-crystalline structures which compute, impact on and re-code this environment within a complex feedback system."
Institute for Inconspicuous Languages: Reading Lips
/Institute for Inconspicuous Languages: Reading Lips/ is an attempt to repeat this experiment the linguist and polyglot Mi Yu did with ficus trees (Ficus benjamina). The trees monitor the amount of water they take up through their roots by opening and closing the stomata that are found on their leaves. By implementing Pavlov conditioning, Mi Yu could teach the ficus basic signs for 'more', 'less' and 'stop' over a course of four years. The ficus would open its mouths and she would respond with a code of light.
- https://www.uni-weimar.de/kunst-und-gestaltung/wiki/GMU:Flagelates,_Nematodes,_and_I/Xinyue_Yu -- object tracking (python)
- https://www.uni-weimar.de/kunst-und-gestaltung/wiki/GMU:My_Computer,_Max,_and_I/Ka%C3%ABl_Skyhawk_Hauptmann -- multiple analog input (arduino + Max/MSP)