Open BioElectronix and BioSonification
Experimenting with Ion channel measurements of Chara clorella

Bioelectronix, the merging of technology and living – the hacking together of hybrid systems has been one of our core interests and brought us together at Piksel already in 2009. During this sessions we’ll continue on various prototypes connecting plants to puredata, making sound with fishes, connecting brain-measurements to glitch visuals and generally exploring the possibilities of monitoring the processes of life using open source hard/software.

Water Monitoring
How are the rivers, fiords and marine environments around Bergen being explored through citizen initiatives?
Water monitoring, purification and analysis has been important nodes throughout our activities of the last few years. See our activities with lifepatch on Environmental Monitoring of the Rivers in Yogya or the DIY Fluids Narratives of Pechblenda, working on the Anoia river in Spain.

**Mapping tools by the local researchers:

Hackteria / Lifepatch Evergreens
You wanna build a DIY microscopy? Or join us for some basic DIY Fermentation or the Art of making Wine, bubble sonification? Join us anytime and we’ll introduce your to some of the all time classics!

8bit Mixtape 0.8 and beyond
8-Bit Mixtape started from a fun session of Budi Prakosa, Andreas Siagian and Marc Dusseiller exploring the possibility of using BabyGnusbuino, a simple microcontroller that was developed by Anyma. The idea was to create a synthesizer from an affordable programmable chip that is playful and could be used by anyone to play the music. 8-Bit Mixtape is using a mathematical expression into a single line of programming code which generates Algorithmic symphonies. A different patern in both in audio and visual are generated from the mathematical expressions that were used. Sakarias Lehtomäen (FI) known as Viznut posted about the algorithmic symphonies from single line of code and soon many people even without scientific background came up with their formula and share it through the internet. 8-Bit Mixtape took some of the track generated from these formulas and enhance it by giving some variables that could be controlled by the user. 8Bitmixtape version 0.9 is a continuation of the 0.8 version, in this version, Budi Prakosa and Adhari Donora collaborate to make it easier for beginners to assemble the synthesizer.

In this workshop participants will be invited to identify basic electronic components, soldering the correct way and how to add sound into the synthesizer.

Schedule 10 – 15. Nov / Pre-Piksel

10. Nov: If you can’t build your Lab you don’t own the Lab
11h | Introduction of all participants and start lab making!
Making a Laboratory is both a spontaneous activity and a slow labor of love.
excerpt from “On Lab Making” by Gaudenz, Hirosue.File:Lab Making_20140918.pdf

A Lab is a place to labor, experiment, research and share – this could be anywhere. There is no labor, experiment, research nor sharing without the people. Start a Lab small in a box, suitcase, backpack, picnic basket and take it with you. A Mobile Lab allows you to go to people, and not wait for the others to come.

Together with all the participants we’ll start a lab in the Piksel exhibition space, create an environment for experimentation and meeting of people.

“The best time to build a lab is NOW! The second best is 20 years ago.” anonymous

11 – 13. Nov: DIWO Biohacking (Do it with Others)

11h – 17h | Every day DIWO PiksteriaLab .
16 – 18h | Open sessions. join us, discuss with us, bring somesomething, make something

Nights | spontanous and improvised late night biotinkering as much as needed…
Project work, collaboration, discussions & mini-Workshops

14 – 15. Nov: Open PiksteriaLab
Parralel to the main piksel activities the lab goes on… and on… and on.

11h – 17h | Every day DIWO PiksteriaLab .
16 – 21h | Open sessions for all piksel peeps who want to be in a lab

Nights | spontanous and improvised late night biotinkering as much as needed… if you are not at the concerts.
Jamming with the Living Elektro & mini-Workshops

Bring your own ideas, interests, knowledge and tools.

Register by mail to piksel: – First come first serve.

Other questions can also be directly send to

Slots for full particpation are limited. Everybody is welcome to join and visit the open sessions.

Please, provide us a few sentences about yourself (short bio).

Why are you interested in the DIWO biohacking session?
Can you join all days of the PiksteriaLab (11-17h)?
Do you want to start another node to work, collaborate on and share?
What kind of lab-tools, organisms, hardware will you bring the lab?



Marc Dusseiller
Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics, hardware hacking, microscopy, music and robotics. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. In collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, he has started the BioTehna Lab in Ljubljana (2012 – 2013), an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination (Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art) in a DIY fashion in kitchens, ateliers and in developing countries. He was the co­organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 ­ 2014 ­Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta.

Personal website:
Selected presentations and talks:
Vimeo channel:

Paula Pin
Paula Pin is Transhackfeminist performer and researcher. Graduated in Fine Arts from Barcelona and Sao Paolo, Her work ranges from drawing to abstract video to circuit bending to investigations at the frontiers of biology, art and queer science. Her performance piece Medusa from 2010 mixes mythology, ecology and criticism of consumer culture while Udre from 2009, is an automatic drawing machine created from an old umbrella and an Arduino. In 2011 she was awarded a grant from Vida to develop her Photosinthetik Symphony – data from sensors attached to plants and her own body generate sound in a program created in Pure Data. In 2012 she was invited to a residence in Nuvem, a rural art centre in Brasil, to develop her work, focusing especially on photosynthesis. In parallel she creates home made synthesizers, gives workshops, and investigates the practice of noise. The work of Paula Pin blurs the distinctions between machine, animal and plant, and opens up new horizons in the performance of the lab. At present she setup, co-habitats and works with Klau and Julito in the transhackfeminsit hardlab of bio-electro-chemical experimentation, Pechblenda, where they continue generating knowledge and technological autonomy. Across disciplines they wish to enter fully into the matter of a multiple body, be it organic, artificial or fusion of both.

Adegreden Donora
Adhari Donora is an artist, bandwidth addict, DIY/DIWO culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology. founder of – citizen initiative for art, science and technology, an independent community-based organization working in creative and appropriate application in the fields of art, science and technology.

Budi Prakosa
Budi ‘Mas Iyok’ Prakosa is a self-taught programmer, exploring the wide range of possibility in creative coding, he initiated a project as a VJ with the name of manticore in 2009, combining interactive programming with graphic data visualization. He has a background in industrial engineering and have an interest in the field of image and sound processing, video jockey, generative art, machine learning, algorithms, data mining, artificial intelligence and collaboration between science and art. Currently he is working on developing – an online visual mapping documentation on street art, and a citizen initiative in art, science and technology

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