What if microbial activity can be mapped into music?
I will be designing a web application that allows people to observe microbial activity with just their smartphone camera and a plastic lens attachment. The libraries I'm currently using are:
More documentation coming soon.
Proof of concept (midterm):
Using openFrameworks to demonstrate functionality.
Recording of micro-organism activity in order to test ofxCv's blob detection and contour-tracking libraries. The goal is to store up to 10 cells (micro-organisms) from the field-of-view into a vector. Then, attach a sound sample to each cell. You can see the basic structure of how cells are tracked and stored on the screenshot at right.
Contour-tracking of micro-organisms from a river-water culture (OFxCV)
Collaborating with RISD Nature Lab for organism observation: Observing baby and adult sea monkeys (brine shrimp)
Working with the RISD Nature Lab, I'm using the micro-organisms of various aquacultures to observe for this project.