For the Long Night of Sciences 2014, with several people from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, we put together an interactive, audio-visual installation environment. It featured large video displays and live generated music, which the visitors could interact with. Here is a video output from the generative simulation and visualization … Continue reading A/V Installation “Data Meditation”
It's been almost a week now that I am back from "fish camp", or, officially, the "Zebrafish Development and Genetics" course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. The various summer courses at the MBL are the stuff of legend, for various reasons. So what does a day in fish camp look like? If you're … Continue reading 2015 Zebrafish course at the Marine Biological Laboratory
My colleagues Greg Stacey - ResearchGate Profile, Tom Quail - ResearchGate Profile, and myself have published a new article in the Journal of Neurophysiology, "Computational Study of Synchrony in Fields and Microclusters of Ephaptically Coupled Neurons". Intrigued by a small set of previous works hinting at electric field-medited coupling between pairs of extremely close neurons, … Continue reading New Study: Wireless Synchronization of Neurons?
In this post, I discuss different quantities that can be extracted from in vitro motility assay velocity distributions. I explain how the average velocity, the continuous sliding velocity, and the motile fraction relate to each other. There are two examples how these quantities change for different experimental effects in the motility assay. I close discussing different … Continue reading Motile fraction and actin velocity in in vitro motility assays
The dream state is a recurring theme in electronic music; now nebulo has taken a stab at it. His last double album (Castles/Basements), which was released just last year, makes him an unlikely candidate for this style - but he quite masterfully puts his own mark on the form. His new album "Akzidens" will be released on … Continue reading nebulo – Akzidens (Album Review)
A music video produced for Moevalith's release 'Loophole', appearing on Sven Wittekind's label SWR as its 51st release. The inspiration for this video came from NASA recordings of solar flares, which Moevalith showed to me. A major advancement in my cinder-based software now included GPU-based shaders for effect rendering, as well as a studio mode, … Continue reading Music Video: Moevalith – Loophole
A good friend recently asked me what I would use to keep track of articles I downloaded and read. I took a moment, and answered: "You probably should first start thinking about how you find the right research. I'll answer you in a blog post." Some time passed, so I realized I should list the … Continue reading Software that got me through my PhD