Flipping between domains of knowledge
Artists and makers have new consumer and open source devices to play with (e.g. arduino + wii nunchuck/ processing + wiimote for example). The culture of sharing has enabled ideas to rapidly spread. As the tools are getting easier and cheaper, what do we want to build today, collaborate on tomorrow, set free in the future? Transitlab.org is a place where I blog about hybridity, art/science and collaboration. I will talk about light responsive devices, my current project on open biology and how I am opening these projects up.
Dr Brian Degger is an artist/researcher and biotechnologist. His work with Blast Theory on I Like Frank in Adelaide formed the basis of a paper on how artists access cutting edge technology. He is a maker, showing the Arduino-based LightResponsiveDevices at the recent UK Maker Faire in Newcastle. Currently he is a digital fellow at Digital City where he is investigating new opportunities for artists to interact with the life sciences.