BIOTA BEATS

Biota Beats is a microbial record player that translates bacterial growth into sound.

Historically music has been experienced and stored in a variety of forms. Take the vinyl record for example - where sound is represented by small engravings scribbed onto a material. These engravings are static representations. Utilizing biology, we can create a new medium for music - enabling us to experience a record that grows and evolves over time.

 

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Software

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A demo of the sonification implementation can be viewed at http://biotabeats.com/visualization.html

A demo of the sonification implementation can be viewed at http://biotabeats.com/visualization.html

WETWARE

Our custom biota-records were fabricated and distributed at a workshop held at Gingko Bioworks, as part of the Youth Science Initiative.

Our custom biota-records were fabricated and distributed at a workshop held at Gingko Bioworks, as part of the Youth Science Initiative.

Team: Yixiao Jiang, Eric Vanwyk, Alex Guo, Thrasyvoulos Karydis, Keerthi Shetty, Shannon Johnson, Matt Mendoza, Mary Maggic, Ani Liu, David Kong