So I left the Petrifilm plates smeared in poo in the incubator for two days. When I took them out this afternoon they all had all turned a purplish red colour and had lots of little air bubbles in them. This is gas produced by the E. coli colonies which can be found in proximity [...]
Archive for September, 2006
Hmmm. I have just discovered that plasticine disintegrates into a fine powder under a high voltage EMF. Its weird to think that all the sticky rubberyness of it comes down to a patterned coupling of charge. It is no longer quite the same to touch. It is less substantial. I can feel the holes, the [...]
Today I began the process of extracting E.coli from my own shit. First I had to collect the sample and disolve it in a concentration of 10:1 sterile water. Then I had to adjust the ph to between 6.5 and 7.5. I tested the poo solution and found that the natural ph was about 6 [...]
One of the effects that we have noticed while testing the bones is that the longer you apply the AC voltage across the electrodes the larger the vibrations become. This means that if you test the response of a bone transducer at 15 through to 90 volts at 15 volt intervals without a break you [...]
A friend of mine has been teaching a creative writing course this semester and I decided to do some of the exercises that she was giving her class to get my writing muscle working along other than academic lines. One of the exercises I chose, was to write about an encounter with somebody who was [...]
Procrastinating on one of the talks I had to write last week I spent a few hours stitching together this panorama of SymbioticA. Gives you an impression of how cluttered and chaotic the space is.
Its been a long time between posts again. I have been writing a paper and doing some talks around the place neither of which are very photogenic activities. Other than that Will and I have been continuing on with the bone testing. Although we now know that we are getting vibrations, they are not big [...]