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Arts and Performance

Bio Art Mixer #14

April 1, 2022 at 6:00pm10:00pm EDT

Life Sciences Complex, Potential hybrid, currently scheduled as virtual

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Join us for our next Bio Art Mixer, featuring Mirna Mihovilovic Skanata (Syracuse University physics) and Guy Ben-Ary (, followed by discussion. It will be one of our most exciting Bio Art mixers yet!

This event will be either hybrid or virtual. Please RSVP your interest in joining to Boryana Rossa  ( or Heidi Hehnly (

Guy Ben-Ary is a bio artist based in Australia and will be discussing his famous pieces titled cellF, which he quotes as being the world’s first neural synthesizer ( It is a real “wet-alogue” synthesizer. cellF’s “brain” is made of a biological neural network that grows in a Petri dish and controls in real time an array of analogue modular synthesizers that were custom-made to work in synergy with the neural network. It is a completely autonomous, wet and analogue instrument.

Mirna Mihovilovic Skanata is a neuroscientist with a knack for visualizing the impossible. She uses the fruit fly to understand how neural circuits encode multisensory information and make decisions. Her innovative microscopic approaches allow her to access and image neurons deep within the brain.

The Bio Art Mixer is where art and life sciences meet, faculty and grads share their research or look at it from the perspective of a different discipline. Initiated by Heidi Hehnly, Ph.D., Biology, and Boryana Rossa, Ph.D.,Transmedia, in collaboration with Canary Lab.

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This event was first published on March 14, 2022 and last updated on March 24, 2022.

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