Morfogénese Musical

Musical Morphogenesis is an interactive installation that translates to sound, movement and lights the dynamics behind the development of petals in a flower.
It is a collaborative piece developed by designers, architects, musicians and scientists. The control of this robotic macroscope is an implementation of the gene regulatory network of the Thaliana Arabidopsis flower. The installation provides a sensorial exploration of the dynamics between genes and proteins that leads to organ formation in plants, namely sepals, stamen, and petals. The genetic network provides an interactive "genetic soundtrack" that allows visitors to control the development of the plant towards its wild-type or mutant states. The installation has been on display at various museums such as the Science Museum in Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation, and the Belém ArtFest.
This project is a partnership between Vitruvius FabLab ISCTE-IUL, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.