This paper describes biocybrid systems in ontological levels of creative reality and the reengineering of life. Collaborative transdisciplinar research in Art and TechnoScience at LART focuses on the biocybrid life, meaning the symbiotic zone where the biological, cyber and physical worlds interact. One of the main aspects is the development of enactive interfaces, which allow intertwined affordances between human bodies, environments and networks. The Ouroboros’ mythical principle and Gibson’s ecological perception are confirmed and ecosystems propitiate the co-existence and co-location in biocybrid worlds, abandoning the original idea of separation between synthetic worlds and concrete worlds. What is landscape now? What is body now? What is urban life now? In particular, our embedded systems combine developments in biomedical engineering, software engineering, in order to communicate information coming from biological signals and other sources. Transparent interfaces provide the ubiquos and mobile communication in biocybrid narratives for urban mixed life. Peripheral perception using locative and mobile interfaces and the virtual reality in augmented reality modeled scenes , by tagging and geotagging synthetic objects, everywhere, create a biocybrid geography that changes radically our landscapes. Datavisualization and computer vision in AR mobile allow the post biological extrusion of human vision, by the act of seeing shared with the satellite eye in the sky and the handled eye of the mobile phone camera. What is vision now? Neuropsychophysiological act of seing is a modified perception which characterizes that biocybrid human condition. The recent implementation of microcircuits with biosensors for wearable art systems (BWAS) measure frequencies of body heat, heartbeats, electrical biopotentials, breathing and skin resistance combined with biofeedback, resulting in perceptive, cognitive and affective expansions, as well as a supplementation of the human body. Finally, we present three artworks case studies in urban mixed life and domotic spaces, as well as a biocybrid environmental system of a Bioma in the remote Brazilian Pantanal-Mato Grosso. Datavisualization of sonic landscape, the frogs’audio signals; voice recognition techniques and frogs’ signatures classification of species,and the interaction between humans and the remote ecological sanctuary trough teleproxemy, emphasizes the sense of human presence and nature preservation .
- Diana Domingues,
- Adson Ferreira da Rocha
- Cristiano Jacques Miosso [ISEA2011 provided no biographical information]
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