The APL is a prototype for a people’s research Laboratory.It is a mobile community laboratory for “outsiders” to engage with the rituals and narratives of the science laboratory.The APL, furnished with hacked and repurposed consumer electronics, that are re-appropriated as performative and scientific tools, APL invites people to create local discourses around science and (“art”).The APL version installed in BANGALORE will conduct open workshops on microscopy, aerial photography, citizen cartography and biologically inspired robots.The APL functions as an autonomous space to investigate microscopic and macroscopic organisms (both biological and technological) that inhabit a city.APL’s have been installed in Bangalore,New Delhi and Toronto. These images are from BLR, DELHI and TORONTO.
The standard APL is equipped with a
1. Sterile Hood
2. Web-cam Microscopes
3. Centrifuge(made with a blender)
4. A gel electrophoresis box
9. PCR Machines
Instructions to build all of this is on the Hackteria wiki
More information in later posts
Thanks to Marc Dussieller, Andy Gracie, Lisa Deanne Smith, Shai Heredia, Charles Reeve & Benjamin Verdicchio for the inspiration.