BeeHive Transcoding (3D Model)

In our BioMedia class, we were privileged of building and setting up a beehive on the University of Denver campus. With the help of professional beekeepers, we were able to birth a growing community of honey bees to thrive and pollinate around the campus. The purpose of this study was to understand how bees interact…

BioSensors Performance

For this project, we were tasked to develop a sensor that could emit sounds created by the movements of the human body. It was our job to take this audio that was being generated by the sensor, and give an interpretive performance from the audio data. My group consisted of 3 other members: Brooke Neal, Ziyang Qui, and…

BioAcoustics Composition #1: Sounds From Cherry Creek

  For this project, we were instructed to create a BioAcoustics composition using sounds that we recorded in our area. I chose to travel to nearby Cherry Creek State Park to gather bioacoustics samples and piece them together to create this recording. I also used a couple sounds from FreeSound.org to add to the aesthetic of the…

Systems Final Project

For our final project, we settled on creating an interactive game with a physical interface and a computer model. As you stepped on the physical interface, the computer was modified according to the game “rules” and so on and so forth. We mad the game interface out of play pads and copper tape–when the two…

Systems Survey #6: Nanotechnology

Elements: Molecules, microscope, lasers, fluorophores For a long time, scientists were restricted by the range of view by a regular optical microscope. There was always a limit on how closely you can see an object under the scope. With the invention of fluorescent microscopy, it is now easier to view these particles by using fluorescence…

Systems Survey #5: Weather

The weather system I chose to survey this week was a hurricane. I focused on how the hurricane is actually formed. The elements in this system are: Oceans, evaporation, wind, humid air, & storm clouds For a hurricane to form, first the temperature of the ocean must be 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above. This warm…

Systems Survey #4: Predator-Prey

  The predator/prey system I chose to explore was that of a group of sharks and a group of small fish that they consume in the ocean. The elements in the system are: Sharks and small fish If there was a large population of smaller fish within a certain area. If the number of small fish…

Systems Survey #3 + Critique: Trees

  I chose to use the history of sports logos to create a “tree.” I guess this isn’t so much a system working together. Although, the logo for each team is changed to fit with the times. Each variation can be attributed to the fan’s reaction, or call for change. The elements of this “system”…

Systems Survey #2 + Critique: Senses

The sense I chose to survey this week is sight//vision. I have always wondered how we are able to see such vivid colors and details of everything. The elements of the system of sight are: light, the cornea, the iris, the pupil, the lens, ciliary muscles, the retina, the optic nerve, and the brain. In order…

Systems Survey #1: Food

orangejuiceproduction For my first system survey, we were assigned the topic of food. After a week of observing, I decided to discuss the process of how an orange makes it way to becoming orange juice. I chose this system because orange juice is something I drink almost everyday and wanted to know more about how…