Supervisor: Uwe Rieger & Yan Li
The CyberBio Installation is a prototype for a mixed-reality bio-laboratory. The aim of this experimental setup is to nurture a symbiotic relationship between human and the biomaterial. It explores a radical new way to create and interact with living architecture. The installation contains experimental bio-degradable materials– in this instance algae. Various sensors and actuator components are integrated in both the laboratory space and the biomaterial itself. Using the HoloLens 2, this setup allows for cyber-physical interaction with the biomaterial.
The physical structure of the CyberBio Installation is constructed using two sets of PVC greenhouse. They were combined together to form a tunnel structure, creating an enclosed environment to support the growth condition of biomaterial. Multiple actuator components were embedded to regulate interior environmental conditions including panel heater and humidifier modules. They effectively maintained a warm and humid atmosphere within the installation space to aid the maturation of the biomaterial. Overtime, the biomaterial becomes the growth medium for various species of bacteria, allowing natural processes to run their course.
Various Mixed Reality interaction Methods
Guided Tour through the Installation
Mold Growth on agar panels overtime
Injection tube and moisture sensor embedded directly within Biomaterial
Link to CyberBio Online Gallery:
Walk-through of the CyberBio Online Gallery Space