Bio Unbound: Stuff of Life

 

Participants:
Dr. Susan Fisher, Department of Entomology: project leadership, scientific content,
 concept development

Alan Price, Department of Design, ACCAD: concept, interactivity development
Norah Zuniga-Shaw, Department of Dance, ACCAD: concept development
Vita Berezina-Blackburn, ACCAD: project coordination, visual and concept
development and animation
Graduate Students:
Matthew Bain, Department of Design: interactivity development
George Gantzer, Department of Design: visual development, animation
Fran Kalal, Department of Design: interactivity development
Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, Department of Dance, OSU Medical Center: concept development

Summary:
Bio Unbound: Stuff of Life was a collaborative project involving ACCAD, the Department of Design, the Department of Dance, and theDepartment of Entomology from OSU. The project was hosted by the Columbus Center Of Science and Industry (COSI) and represented an exhibit prototype for learning about DNA.

The DNA multi-user touch screen workbench allows users to learn the concept of Complimentary Base Pairing by manipulating and connecting nucleotides by hand. Interacting with the wall projection next to the workbench, users engage their entire body in exploring the concept of super coiling.

Project funded by The Battelle Endowment for Technology & Human Affairs

Completed in September 2007