Presentation

Morphogenesis I : coast, shrub, forest
Event Type
Art Gallery
Keywords
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Education
Imaging/Video
Scientific Visualization
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
New Technologies
Research & Education
Presentation Types
In Person
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Full Conference
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Experience Plus
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Exhibitor Full Conference
TimeThursday, 11 August 202210am - 3:30pm PDT
LocationWest Building, Ballroom A/B
DescriptionThis piece fuses the tools of molecular biology and artificial intelligence to help understand the complex landscapes of soil biodiversity across California ecosystems: coast, shrub, and forest. The visual is based on a microbial dataset produced by the CALeDNA program. The samples were processed for environmental DNA-metabarcoding, which allows the characterization of the community composition across regions. A variation of Neural Cellular Automata was developed to visually express the biological mechanisms of single-cell growth self-assembling into complex organisms. The form and composition are determined by the interaction of bacterial phyla in a corresponding sample. Courtesy of the State of California.