Progress

Data Sonification 

This project started in 2016 as the “Well-Tempered Brain”, and continued and expanded in 2017, working towards “Sonic Homunculus”. The idea is to take biological data from brain and other organs (electric neurons firing, transcriptomics, etc.) and transform them into sounds with the help of musicians and sound engineers.

2084: Futures of Science and Technology

This project is a collaboration with the GYA Science Education for Youth group. It started with workshops in Scotland on Synthetic Biology. The current focus is on Food Security. The plan is to have workshops with student teams from different countries, using teleconferencing for sharing ideas, involving Scotland, Cambodia, and Qatar.

Dolphinet

This project is based on an international internet-based phone for captive marine mammals. It can potentially be expanded to involve primates and other human-like species.

GYA dreams

This project started in 2017 and aims to produce small arty video interviews with interested GYA members where they would discuss their blue-sky ideas that can save the world.

Outcomes

So far, the group has produced a number of documentaries (e.g. ‘Beyond Discipline’, ‘Well-Tempered Brain’, etc.) and soundscapes, with more currently in production. A number of new collaborations have been initiated and interdisciplinary meetings were organised.