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The third-year design media arts student gave a presentation of her how to get rid of small ants in house audiovisual project in an improvisational performance at studio 106 L.A. On april 21. The ongoing project consists of a microscope and slides that how to get rid of small ants in house dama uses as a musical instrument. By manipulating parameters of the microscope’s camera, such as focus and movement, dama triggers specific sound effects – like altered frequencies of different piano samples – to create music. The microscopic image dama uses to stimulate sounds is projected how to get rid of small ants in house behind her, and is visually filtered based on the frequency of the how to get rid of small ants in house audio it creates. Despite her lack of a background in music, dama said she was inspired to use sound as an how to get rid of small ants in house artistic medium.

At the sound + science symposium 2.0 at the california nanosystems institute at UCLA on friday, dama will give another presentation of her project. Dillon bastan, a third-year design media arts students who collaborated with dama on how to get rid of small ants in house her project, is also set to perform at the event, and the two will be leading hands-on workshops for the technology they use.

Dama said her work aims to explore space at different how to get rid of small ants in house scales – such as the microscopic, architectural and cosmic levels. For example, one of dama’s recent projects featured metal-engraved satellite images of serbia, where dama grew up, from the first day of the 1999 NATO bombings to how to get rid of small ants in house the last. Dama said her goal was not to show her perspective how to get rid of small ants in house of the events, but to highlight the viewpoint of the pilots flying over how to get rid of small ants in house the country. Another of dama’s projects presented enlarged, 10-foot-tall scans of an ant farm to compare a human’s interpretation of time with that of insects’, demonstrating her interest in working with dimensions of space to how to get rid of small ants in house present new perspectives.

“I always liked the microscopes as an instrument and I how to get rid of small ants in house was also intrigued by seeing something in the microscope that how to get rid of small ants in house … was hard to see in reality,” dama said. “but this was the first time that I tried to how to get rid of small ants in house actually hear how (it sounds) like something that we can hear.”

Bastan collaborated with dama to create the project by helping how to get rid of small ants in house identify features of the microscopic camera, such as blurring or brightness, that would create noticeable effects on the images. He then aided in creating the algorithms that process these how to get rid of small ants in house changes to the images to create sound effects. For example, when the microscope’s light is turned on to illuminate the slides, a base organlike sound is produced, dama said. Bastan, who curates for studio 106, invited dama to present her project at the gallery because how to get rid of small ants in house of her experience working with mixed media, such as light and sound, and his desire to create a community for multidisciplinary artists how to get rid of small ants in house to share their work.

Amy fang, a second-year design media arts student, attended dama’s performance at studio 106 and said she was impressed how to get rid of small ants in house by dama’s ability to repurpose an object associated with STEM traditions how to get rid of small ants in house into an artistic instrument. She added that the merging of science and art does how to get rid of small ants in house not happen often, so an interdisciplinary project like dama’s is fascinating.

Marcos otero garcía, a postdoctoral researcher studying alzheimer’s disease in UCLA’s center for health sciences, also collaborated with dama on the project. Otero garcía provided her with human brain cell slides to how to get rid of small ants in house be used in conjunction with the microscope to create sound. The slides were projected on a screen behind dama, who explained the process as circular – the image of the slides influences the sound and the how to get rid of small ants in house sound, in turn, influences the projection of the slides.

Dama is currently working on another project that also experiments how to get rid of small ants in house with sound and challenges traditional ideas of how to play how to get rid of small ants in house an instrument. The project incorporates a piano that people can play by how to get rid of small ants in house walking around, with notes and frequencies triggered by the geographical location of how to get rid of small ants in house the walker. Similar to her microscope project, dama was inspired to create an instrument that anyone can how to get rid of small ants in house be in control of playing.

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