March 8, 2012. Implantable biofuel cells have been suggested as sustainable micropower sources operating in living organisms, but such bioelectronic systems are still exotic and very challenging to design. Very few examples of abiotic and enzyme-based biofuel cells operating in animals in vivo have been reported. Implantation of biocatalytic electrodes and extraction of electrical power from small living creatures is even more difficult and has not been achieved to date.
"A radical fusion of quantum molecular dynamics, digital art and electronic music developed at the University of Bristol, UK, is set to go transatlantic. Danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), developed by Milwaukee-born theoretical chemist David Glowacki, has wowed scientists, artists and the general public across the UK. And he is now gearing up to present his work at the South by Southwest interactive festival in Austin, Texas later this month."
FOR AN AUTHOR WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, THE MERGER OF COMPUTER AND BRAIN, BYTES AND THOUGHTS, HAS NEVER FELT FAR-FETCHED. IN A BRILLIANT NEW BOOK, MICHAEL CHOROST MAKES HIS CASE: BY MAKING THE INTERNET A NEW NERVOUS SYSTEM FOR HUMANITY, HUMANS WILL ALSO RE-CONNECT WITH ONE ANOTHER IN A PROFOUNDLY NEW WAY.
To read the SEED magazine article, click here.
Leonardo Education and Art Forum
Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation workshop
Reviewed by Suzette Worden
At the ISEA 2011 conference, Istanbul (17 September), and the Rewire fourth International conference on the history of Media Art, Science and Technology, Liverpool (27 September), delegates were provided with two linked opportunities to take a close look at current practice in art education and to consider the relevance of a transdisciplinary approach to post media art assimilation. Both conferences focussed on new media theory and practice, with the Rewire conference providing a tighter focus on the histories of digital arts.
~ Open Call for two David Bermant Foundation Fellowships for visual artists focused on kinetic art including sound sculpture, performance and art that incorporates time, movement, motion and change. Preference will be given to work that draws its form, content, and materials from current technology.
The Fellowships are for Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. Deadline: February 15, 2012. http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org
From NPR -- It begins on the sun's surface: a broad, hellish plain of boiling 5,700 degree gas. Powerful magnetic fields arc upwards from the surface, rising high into the solar atmosphere to form giant, twisting arcades of energy. Matter streams up these arches to be gripped in a magnetic vise a million miles above the surface. Then something happens. Something shifts. Magnetic lines of force in the arcade snap like steel cables on the bridge to heaven. Billions of tons of solar gas are suddenly blown outward, exploding across interplanetary space.
From Scientific American - Obsessive gamers' hours at the computer have now topped scientists' efforts to improve a model enzyme, in what researchers say is the first crowdsourced redesign of a protein. Read the full article here...
Call for 10 projects in any media/discipline
We are looking for projects that are sited/performed in public space and engage a broad public audience in that space. Projects can be in any medium or discipline. Application deadline: February 27. The call is here.
Call for 2 projects in any media/discipline – inter/national