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Click through the slides below to learn more!
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Can hip hop save biotechnology? The Biota Beats system remixes aspects of music, DJ turntablism, and biology to create new and intuitive interactions with microbiota.
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A diagram of the Biota Beats setup.
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Biota-records were designed after EP and LP vinyls and come in one of two designs: concentric and pie.
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Bacterial samples from the human body are swabbed and streaked onto the biota-record.
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How does our sonification algorithm work? Step 1: inoculate organisms from the body and capture images.
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How does our sonification algorithm work? Step 2: image processing to detect organisms and sectorize by body part.
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How does our sonification algorithm work? Step 3: generate data streams (location, diameter, density)
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Next steps for Biota Beats: a digital library of biota-records to play and contribute to!