Robot built as part of the Emergence of Conciousness project
Anna Dumitriu is visual artist whose work is involved with DIYbio and hardware hacking techniques. Her installations, interventions and performances use a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria, interactive media and textiles. Her work has a strong international exhibition profile and is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum in London. She was a member of the e-MobiLArt project (the EU funded European Mobile Lab for Interactive Art) and Artist in Residence at The Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at Sussex University. She is known for her work as director of “The Institute of Unnecessary Research”, a group of artists and scientists whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and critiques contemporary research practice. She is currently working on a Wellcome Trust funded art project entitled “Communicating Bacteria”, collaborating with the Adaptive Systems Research Group at The University of Hertfordshire (focussing on social robotics) and has recently commenced her role as Leverhulme Trust artist in residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology project at The University of Oxford. Dumitriu recently received an award from the AISB
for Public Undertanding of Artificial Intelligence and is co-chair of the Alan Turing Centenary Arts and Culture Committee.
She is known for her work as director of The Institute of Unnecessary Research, a group of artists and scientists whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and critiques contemporary research practice.
Her current hacking project involves bio-hacking a teapot to create a new green tea antibiotic strain of Lactobacillus for MzTEK's new project at the V & A called Chi-TEK.