Quorum Sensing


Session Title:

  • Fiction and Writing

Presentation Title:

  • Quorum Sensing



  • In bacteriology, Quorum Sensing describes a mechanism of communication between cells by secretion of self-inductive pheromones. The Quorum Sensing installation is based on this principle of mutual comprehension of the needs of all the bystanders. Its interactivity lies in their positions and their collective behavior to reveal a virtual microcosmos resulting from a set of concurrent programs based on cellular automata and genetic algorithms.

    Composed of a device of capture and a video projector, this installation creates an open and sensory space, where the presence of new technologies is voluntarily hidden. This empty place encourages to meditation on the fugacity of life, even artificial.