Parasitic signals: Multimodal Sonata for Real-time Interactive Simulation of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Myungin Lee, Sabina Hyoju Ahn, Yoojin Oh, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
2023-10-24T23:45:00ZGMT-0600Change your timezone on the schedule page
This project aims to transform the nano-scale of a striking biological phenomenon, the relationship between the SARS-CoV-2 virus and human molecules, into an interactive audiovisual simulation. In this work, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) touching and imaging a single molecule measures the interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 and human cellular proteins and measures the dynamic of the spike protein. We create a comprehensive scientific model based on diverse datasets and theories presenting a real-time interactive complex system with efficient rendering and sonification using a single C++ platform. This project invites the audience into an immersive space where they can control the behavior of biomolecules, allowing them to intuitively perceive biological properties. This project is not only a demonstration of scientific data but also attempts to look at the interspecies relationship in parasitism which particularly deals with our current and post-pandemic life with coronavirus and how we might control our coexistence in a virtual space.