ENERGY BENDING LAB
Energy Bending Lab Eurorack v.02

Energy Bending Lab Eurorack v.02

The Energy Bending Lab Eurorack is an instrument comprised of a set of custom-built modular synthesizers and transduction tools that creates a real-time sonification from the electric properties found in some bacteria and other microorganisms.  This is our first eurorack system prototype is ready and running, we still in the...
Non-Human Rhythms 2015

Non-Human Rhythms 2015

Non-Human Rhythms is a series of live acts featuring different micro-organism and their bio-electrical activity translated into a sound process. During 2015 we recorded 3 different albums featuring Physarum Polycephalum, Geobacters and Algae. We want to share our recordings so feel free to download and listen. Live recorded with the...
Energy Bending Lab (eurorack modules)

Energy Bending Lab (eurorack modules)

  After almost two years doing some research and test we are finally finishing our first generation of eurorack modules. We are working on documenting each module and uploading the details to our repository.
Beta Version

Beta Version

The Energy Bending Lab is a modular instrument comprised of a set of custom-built synthesizers and transduction tools to create a real-time sonification of electric properties found in some bacteria. And through the use of cymatics—visible frequency vibrations—it is later converted into a pattern generator. Conceptualized as a DIY interspecies...
Microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells harness the power of bacteria and convert energy released in metabolic reactions into electrical energy. The  cell consists of two electrodes separated by a semi-permeable membrane submersed in an electrolyte solution. The bacteria break down food wastes and sewage to generate an electric current and continue to...
Energy Bending Lab _ first sonification with biocells

Energy Bending Lab _ first sonification with biocells

Esta sonificación fue realizada a partir de 2 bioceldas alimentadas por consorcio bacteriano. Utilizamos muestras de sedimento de playas de Tijuana.  Se trata de una improvisación de 50 minutos utilizando el Energy Bending Lab conectado a otros instrumentos análogos. La presentación se llevo a cabo en la galería TJINCHINA en colaboración con Moises...
Residency @ TodaysArt _ The energy bending system

Residency @ TodaysArt _ The energy bending system

After two weeks of intensive work between The Hague and Amsterdam, we ran a series of experiments in the wetlab at Waag Society. This helped us to make the first development notes about this system we are currently prototyping - which we called The energy bending system.
Residency @ Cimatics _  Circadian biology to Analog sound synthesis

Residency @ Cimatics _ Circadian biology to Analog sound synthesis

Since an oscillator is the simplest clock generation source creating a single output frequency from a single component (1) at the core of all circadian clocks is at least one internal autonomous circadian oscillator .
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Non-Human Rhythms live in Berlin

Non-Human Rhythms 3 @ Rio de Janeiro

Non-Human Rhythms 3 @ Rio de Janeiro

During the fifth edition of the festival Novas frequencies in Rio de Janeiro, we were invited to perform a laboratory focus on the sonification of the bacteria present on the beaches of Rio. In the laboratory 10 local artists were selected through an open call. For a week we work together enabling a compact version...
Non-Human Rhythms_ 2

Non-Human Rhythms_ 2

Non-Human Rhythms 2 is the second release of a series of live recordings featuring different micro-organism and there bio-electrical activity translated into a sound process. In this release listen to 4 tracks of slime mould sonification. Develop at Bauhaus University as part of the Phychip project Live recorded with the Energy Bending Lab and the...
Non-Human Rhythms 1

Non-Human Rhythms 1

Non-Human Rhythms 1 is the first of a series of live recordings featuring different micro-organism and there bio-electrical activity translated in to a sound process. In this release listen to 30 minutes of signal originated in bacterial fuel cells. System connections and distribution: The setup for this recording is based on readings coming from two...
Oscillations in cell biology

Oscillations in cell biology

Karsten Kruse and Frank Jülicher // Max Planck Institut fur Physik komplexer Systeme Oscillations play an important role in many dynamic cellular processes. They can emerge as the collective dynamic behavior of an ensemble of interacting components in the cell. Examples include oscillations in cytoskeletal structures such as the axonemes of cilia. Spontaneous oscillations of...

Shewanella Oneidensis in action

Residency @ Imsomnia _ The energy bending Lab: First approach

Residency @ Imsomnia _ The energy bending Lab: First approach

The Energy Bending Lab is a sensory expansion interface embedded into an electronic system using modular synthesizers to create a real time sonification of electrophysiological reactions in electron bacteria (Shewanella Oneidensis) that are later converted in to visualization through cymatics – visible frequency vibrations – to allow for an interspecific prosthesis that could provide the...
Live wires: The electric superorganism under your feet

Live wires: The electric superorganism under your feet

When this bacteria are deprived of oxygen and iron they start growing hairs as the ‘electronic equivalent of a snorkel’ to connect each other as a communal lung network. ‘Shewanella turned out to be a particularly intriguing case. Reducing oxygen is its true métier, but deprive it of oxygen and it will reduce iron instead. In...
Residency @ TodaysArt _ Circadia,Cascade and the PicoPSU

Residency @ TodaysArt _ Circadia,Cascade and the PicoPSU

We continue our process by designing the following modules for our system. The design is focused on generating an oscillator with variable vco sources to control the type of tones. This arrangement was made with 8 capacitor connected to a main oscillator
Residency @ TodaysArt _ Dutch DIY bio group

Residency @ TodaysArt _ Dutch DIY bio group

After a warm welcome from all the great people at Todays Art we headed off to Amsterdam for the DIY Bio community meet up at Waag Society: institute for art, science and technology. Once there, Pieter van Boheemen introduced us to all the facilities and amazing projects taking place in this open wet laboratory. Since...
Cultivation of an Obligate Fe(II)-Oxidizing Lithoautotrophic Bacterium Using Electrodes

Cultivation of an Obligate Fe(II)-Oxidizing Lithoautotrophic Bacterium Using Electrodes

Neutrophilic obligate Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria (FeOB) are prevalent throughout the world in both marine and fresh- water environments, and these microbes play a direct role in the global iron cycle (1).
Patch-clamp amplifiers on a chip

Patch-clamp amplifiers on a chip

The patch-clamp amplifier is a ubiquitous tool for characterizing ion-channel activity. For the screening of pharmaceutical compounds or the characterization of expressed channels, high-throughput patch-clamp systems are being developed, where recordings are made from cells in each well of a 96 or 384-well plate. In these systems the recording is made not with a glass...