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ASTROCELIUM

A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

WHERE TECHNOLOGY, ART, AND NATURE COLLIDE

Join the journey on May 7 at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

WHY ASTROCELIUM?

About

The name is produced by the combination of specific types of glia cells in the brain called astrocytes and the mycelium, roughly the ‘roots’ of mushrooms.

ASTROCELIUM is an intermedia art project created by Daniel Belquer with the support of ExCITe Center at Drexel University and hosted at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

It is a musical and sensor based work that celebrates the connection between humans and the plant world. 

ASTROCELIUM combines live brainwave data and live plant sensors to produce music and light on computer controlled sculptures covered with mycelium, vines and mushrooms.

 

By tapping into the combination between nature, technology and culture, this work is a representation of a society based on forces that are more bound to an elegant equilibrium.

Vibrotactile

Music: Not Impossible developed a complete platform for composing and sending vibrations wirelessly to the users' bodies with very low latency.

Networking

Raspberry Pis are connected to one another using WiFi and UDP messages are used to exchange data and control the sculptures in real time

EEG

Electroencephalography is a method to record electrical activity on the scalp that has been shown to represent the macroscopic activity of the surface layer of the brain underneath

Mycelium

Mycelium is the network of threads from which mushrooms grow and proposed as the plastic of the future

We use it as a fundamental building material for our sculptures

Our Partners

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