Index - biodigital era

VR interactive project

DNA is capable of storing digital data better than silicon in our computers. It fits millions of terabytes in a few grams suspension in the water, minimizing the ecological cost of the global network of digital databases. The binary code only needs to be decoded into the synthesized DNA strands. Let’s imagine a digital Blue Humanities Archive, ultimately preserved in a fluid form, where the digital is merely a transfer to its original character. The completed work in virtual online reality will be the inauguration of the blue humanities archive. What the digital data transferred to nucleic acids will be is in the process of conceptual work. The “Blue Humanities Archive” has been initiated by Justyna Górowska and Ewelina Jarosz and aims to collect and make creative use of different forms of underwater documentary studies of Polish aquatic environments (photos, 3D scans, videos, found footage, AR visualizations, VR, MR). The materials will serve researchers of various scientific disciplines, educators and artists. The music created for the artist’s installation has been built on the basis of DNA sonification research. Sound design: Kat Zavada

The demo of the project was launched as VR Interactive platform at Art Electonica: New Digital Deal 2021