the official website of Biological and Medical Art in Belgium


Together with:

University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp / School of Arts - AP University College
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent / School of Arts - University College Ghent
Haute école des arts du Rhin - HEAR, Didactique visuelle (F)
University of the Arts London - UAL (UK)
Medical Artists' Education Trust - MAET (UK)
University of Dundee, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (UK)

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March 22, 2010

Microcosmos - DNA Music


Science/Music project.
Incredible images of microbaterial colonies photographed by Steve Downer (Blue Planet etc.) under the scientific supervision of Dr Simon Park (University of Surrey)
Music by Milton Mermikides derived algoritmically from the DNA, colour and shape of the microbacterial colonies (Sep 2008)

"I was given 16s RNA codes by Microbiologist Dr. Simon Park, and I built a patch in MAX/MSP that read through them automatically sending midi data through a virtual port to ableton Live, and Logic for code and protein usage respectively. The MAX/MSP patcher also incorporated Jitter elements to extract colour data (RGB) from the bacterial colonies and translate to tempo and timbral modulation parameters. I have a detailed technical document available from my PhD if you are interested."

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