Project Description

Trap It! (2015)

Trap It! is a museum installation in which museum visitors interact with living cells. It displays a microscopic view of living cells through a touchscreen interface on which users can draw. These drawings are then projected onto the microscopy field as light patterns, causing phototactic responses and in turn motion of the cells. Various games and experiments are available to installation users requiring them to guide cells to a specific area on the screen or trap them within a virtual box.

 

Credits:

Seung Ah Lee, Engin Bumbacher, Alice M. Chung, Nate Cira, Byron Walker, Ji Young Park, Barry Starr, Paulo Blikstein, and Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse