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Tosca Terán aka Nanotopia 

Interdisciplinary artist

Project lead & art director

Tosca is working with artists, scientists, programmers and various fungi towards bringing this project to reality.

A Bioart related residency with the Coalesce Centre for Biological Art Tosca worked with SEM, Confocal and AFM microscopy captures to better inform the Holobiont and Symbiotic 3D final VR/AR production. 

Sculpting 3D assets, collecting biodata, cultivating mycelium, composing world soundscape with various fungi, developing AR didactic information, installation layout, sensor circuitry, holobiont aesthetics.

Follow @symbiosis.dysbiosis & @mothantler on Instagram and watch the Symbiogenesis production unfold. 

Tosca's Mycelium bio-sonification collaborations can be found here,

Sonic work as Nanotopia can be found here,






Artists, Developers, Scientists collaborating & working with Tosca on this project include: 

Brendan Lehman aka Neurochems

Neuroscientist/Biodata coder 

Brendan is assisting with Technical Design; working in Unity to connect the biodata and audio hardware with meaningful in-experience interaction. This involves handling the OpenBCI hardware, interfacing this data stream with Unity, and utilising the data to enable interactive visual and auditory effects.



Michael Barngrover  

XR & Photogrammetry specialist

Photogrammetric data into VFX. Confocal mycelium output optimization.







Cale Bradbury

Compute Shaders 







Penelope Walcott

Working with us on the spatial audio Installation & VR

Peter Henderson

New media artist, graphic design

Developing AR output

Allison Moore

New Media artist

Photogrammetry captures of Canadian coastal rainforest assets. 

Point cloud data output. 


Andrei Gravelle 

Audio engineer, digital technician, musician

Consulting for installation spatial audio layout & set-up

Leif Blomquivst


Consulting on Arduino sensor code

Wade J. Sigurdson, PhD


Confocal Microscope and Flow Cytometry Facility

UB Buffalo

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