27 January 2011 Biocybrid systems and the re-engineering of life
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The reengineering of life expanded by perceptual experiences in the sense of presence in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is the theme of our investigation in collaborative practices confirming the artists´ creativity close to the inventivity of scientists and mutual capacity for the generation of biocybrid systems. We consider the enactive bodily interfaces for human existence being co-located in the continuum and symbiotic zone between body and flesh - cyberspace and data - and the hybrid properties of physical world. That continuum generates a biocybrid zone (Bio+cyber+hybrid) and the life is reinvented. Results reaffirm the creative reality of coupled body and mutual influences with environment information, enhancing James Gibson's ecological perception theory. The ecosystem life in its dynamical relations between human, animal, plants, landscapes, urban life and objects, bring questions and challenges for artworks and the reengineering of life discussed in our artworks in technoscience. Finally, we describe an implementation in which the immersion experience is enhanced by the datavisualization of biological audio signals and by using wearable miniaturized devices for biofeedback.
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Diana Domingues, Diana Domingues, Adson Ferreira da Rocha, Adson Ferreira da Rocha, Camila Hamdan, Camila Hamdan, Leci Augusto, Leci Augusto, Cristiano Jacques Miosso, Cristiano Jacques Miosso, } "Biocybrid systems and the re-engineering of life", Proc. SPIE 7864, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Interaction, and Measurement, 78641A (27 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.872625
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