Mathura Govindarajan, Satbir Samantha Multani

An interactive installation that lets users control the music to change the bioluminescent response of microbes.


This project is an interactive installation that lets users play music and beats that change the pattern of the glow in the pyrocystis.
Pyrocystis is a microbe that is commonly found in the sea which responds to vibration. We use this property to our advantage by placing the pyrocystis on speakers whose membrane vibrate per the music being played. This in turn agitates the pyrocystis and causes them to glow. This behaviour can be manipulated by changing the music or beats that the user inputs through a series of buttons.