Conversation with different participants of a project Biobot

Zoran Srdić Janežič’s project “Biobot: Laboratory Situation” focuses on tissue engineering and the development of a robot with a working biological muscle that moves the body. At the edges of art, which creates new forms with living materials, new creatures raise ontological and ethical questions about their status and the protocols for dealing with them.
In his previous projects “Biobot 1.1 and 1.2”, the artist designed the mechanical shell of a biobot in different forms and created an information loop from the movement of the bot’s body that can serve as input for neurons to modify and send back to the technological body. The next stage combines the technological and the biological: the ‘artificial’ moving mechanism will no longer be separate from the ‘natural’ tissue.
Biobot brings not only new materials but also new processes into artistic practices and creates a new artistic language. It uses scientific and technological developments in an unscientific way to artistically construct the biological and technological body. A biobot is a living entity with its own intelligence and right to exist as a living being. After the video presentation of the project, Zoran Srdić Janežič with TJasha Lepko and colleagues Erik Krkač, Kristijan Tkalec, Matic Potočnik and moderator Jurij Krpan will talk about the process and answer our questions.

Programming: Matic Potočnik | Biosensor electronics: Erik Krkač | Electronics, PCB: Gregor Krpič | 3D design: Cveto Kuneševič | Neural engineering: BioTehna Lab / Kristijan Tkalec, Tjaša Lepko | Partner: Kambič laboratorijska oprema, d.o.o.