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MEMORY MOSS is a project where organic material acts as a carrier of information, and a living organism as a tool for coding.

The project transfers information from humans to the environment through organic and living materials. Plane-coded moss left in a living environment is transformed and absorbed by the same environment. An object is an interface that allows data transfer between two systems that live in different temporalities.

 

A hypothesis is put forward to create a system for recording information on organic media for transmitting data to plant objects, the temporality of which differs from human, and, consequently, the speed and method with which this data is received and read. The system serves as an interface that, like a prism, refracts information into a format perceived by an agent with a different temporality.

 

The main task of the project is to create a system that is able to change the data format so that it can be perceived at the input level by organic systems that are in a different temporality and have a different receptor from human.

 

MEMORY MOSS is a project where organic material acts as a carrier of information, and a living organism as a tool for coding.

The project transfers information from humans to the environment through organic and living materials. Plane-coded moss left in a living environment is transformed and absorbed by the same environment. An object is an interface that allows data transfer between two systems that live in different temporalities.

 

A hypothesis is put forward to create a system for recording information on organic media for transmitting data to plant objects, the temporality of which differs from human, and, consequently, the speed and method with which this data is received and read. The system serves as an interface that, like a prism, refracts information into a format perceived by an agent with a different temporality.

 

The main task of the project is to create a system that is able to change the data format so that it can be perceived at the input level by organic systems that are in a different temporality and have a different receptor from human.

 

In the meantime, there is no need to know about it. ”

The data that goes to the printer can be of different formats: it can be an image or a series of images, which is bit-coded onto the carrier, or a regular text message.

 

Then the information is encoded in ASCII and then a binary code, which is transferred to a dot matrix printer. Information is encoded by moss mixed with a nutrient medium, which in turn surrounds the nutrient surface: paper or wood, making it possible for its further growth and interaction with the final recipient of information - the environment.

 

During the work on the project, a study was carried out on the subject of what types of moss exist in the Primorsky Territory, namely in the immediate vicinity of Vladivostok. Also, several types of formulations for printing on a printer were tested, and after that an analysis was made to see which are the most suitable. The base for "biological ink" was kefir, as the most favorable environment for the growth of moss.

 

In addition, we studied the theoretical basis on the topic of new ontologies, such books as: Con Eduardo “How forests think. Towards Anthropology Beyond Man ", Anna Loewenhaupt Jing" Mushroom at the End of the World ", Alexander Pshera" Internet of Animals ", Megumi Oshima, Hideshi Kimura" Miniature Moss Gardens ", Robin Wall Kimmerer" Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses ".

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CREDITS

Project by Timofey Gorbatenko, Yulia Kozhurina,

Ivan Kumets, Anastasia Lukuta

Created Time: 25 December 2019

Led by Dmitry Morozov (Vtol)

FEFU. School of Digital Economy

Made in Far Eastern Federal University, –Da. Master Program in Digital Art. School of Digital Economics.