There are trillions of living biological "computers" on, inside, and around the human body: microbes. Microbes have the potential to enhance human-computer interaction (HCI) in entirely new ways. Advances in open-source biotechnology have already enabled designers, artists, and engineers to use microbes in redening wearables, games, musical instruments, robots, and more. "Living Bits", inspired by Tangible Bits, is an attempt to think beyond the traditional boundaries that exist between biological cells and computers for integrating microorganism in HCI.
Living BIts: Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer Interaction. AH 2020. Best Paper Award (top 4%).
biological interfaces, biotechnology, microorganisms
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