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.

An upcoming Bioart residency with the Coalesce Centre for Biological Art Tosca is working 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 can be listened to here,

Sonic work as Nanotopia can be found here,

The collaborative VRChat off-shoot of Symbiosis/\Dysbiosis (Mycelia) is publicly accessible through VRChat PCVR or PC Desktop. Further details & to book a Mycelia performance 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.

Jason Stapleton aka Phace

3D VR/AR artist

VR build, and various mechanics. Optimising point cloud scans, geometries, and textures. 

Penelope Walcott

Sound designer

Installation audio layout, field recording capture.

Allison Moore

New Media artist

Photogrammetry captures of Canadian coastal rainforest assets. 

Point cloud data output. 

Peter Henderson

New media artist, graphic design

Developing AR output

Maggie Wolven


Microbial scientist & technician at Guttman Laboratory, University of Toronto

Consultants, past collaborators, wish-list devs:

Andrei Gravelle - performs with Tosca as nanotopia (band name)

Audio engineer, digital technician, musician

Consulting for installation spatial audio layout & set-up

Leif Blomquivst


Consulting on Arduino sensor code