Softday (a.k.a. Mikael Fernström of IDC and Sean Taylor of LSAD) is showing their work Nobody Leaves Until the Daphnia Sing in the Science Gallery at TCD in Dublin.
The project was developed in collaboration with the National Water Toxicity Laboratory in Shannon, Co. Clare.
We built the prototype in the IDC laboratory at UL and finally installed the full works in the Science Gallery in Dublin.
The exhibit has four stations (bass, tenor, alto, soprano) each with a Petri-dish with Daphnia Magna whose movements are detected by a web-cam and converted into visuals and sound with a custom-designed PD/GEM-patch.
Saturday the 18th of April 2009, the Daphnia will sing together with a human ensemble of musicians recruited from the 3rd year students in Music, Media and Performance Technology in CSIS at UL.
The exhibition runs until the 17th of July 2009.
Also, thanks to Apple for some really great support