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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Saturday, August 15 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
T02 Constructing Microbial Fuel Cells, Mobile Bioenergy Lab

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Mobile Bioenergy Lab (MBL) consists of a trailer-mounted mobile community research laboratory that invites citizens to explore the creative use of bioenergy technologies. MBL will be exhibited in ISEA 2015. This hands-on tutorial will introduce participants to the construction of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) with easily attainable materials and organic matter, such as kitchen waste.
As we create MFCs, we will also lead participants through different forms of techno-microbial interactions. Through a combination of facilitation and open-ended studio, we will explore diverse topics such as microscopy, chemical sensation and sonification as means of establishing interactive projects involving microbial life. The tutorial outcomes will be used as a starting point for subsequent community-based tutorials and demonstrations at the MBL site on False Creek during ISEA2015.

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Steven Barnes

Instructor I, University of British Columbia
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Tyler Fox

Studio Director, IMD, University of Washington | Bothell
Tyler Fox is an artist, researcher and educator interested in posthumanism, relational ontology, process philosophy, assemblage, nonhumans, emergence, technology…and more. His work focuses on creating shared experiences between humans and nonhumans. He received his PhD from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Intermedia from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He holds... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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