Flight of the centiSperm

By Adam Zaretsky

Flight of the centiSperm David Bowen a collaboration with Adam Zaretsky So David Bowen came up with this idea of using the centiSperm as a data set for flying his drone. He and Asa Calow shit talked some tech and David built a rotating four well conductivity meter dubbed the Jizalizer 3030.

Jizilizer 3030 - David Bowen Jizilizer 3030 - David Bowen

 

centiSPerm (Human sperm combined with DNA from a centipede) was used as a data set. Relative electrical flow was measured over time from the centiSperm producing data as the cells containing it decayed. This data was scaled and correlated to Latitude, Longitude and Altitude respectively. The XYZ/time data plot is neither devoid of the potentially legible nor is it easy to find meaning in. However, a fabulous graphic plotting of the loci was produced and it a find piece of the Jizalizer 3010 centiSperm continuum.
 

XYZ/time Jizalizer 3010 centiSperm data plot drone conversion path - David Bowen XYZ/time Jizalizer 3010 centiSperm data plot drone conversion path - David Bowen

 

The coordinates were uploaded to the drone and it flew autonomously based on the DNA instructions. Weidong Yang took a fabulous time-lapse photograph of the flight at night. The LEDs left a trail of four-dimensional semidata in the sky.
 

autonomous drone path based on centisperm data instructions - David Bowen Timelaspe Photo Credit: Weidong Yang autonomous drone path based on centisperm data instructions - David Bowen
Timelaspe Photo Credit: Weidong Yang

 

autonomous drone path based on centisperm data instructions - David Bowen Timelaspe Photo Credit: Weidong Yang autonomous drone path based on centisperm data instructions - David Bowen
Timelaspe Photo Credit: Weidong Yang

 

autonomous drone path based on centisperm data instructions - David Bowen Timelaspe Photo Credit: Weidong Yang autonomous drone path based on centisperm data instructions - David Bowen
Timelaspe Photo Credit: Weidong Yang

 


The use of a drone for data point plotting made for some complex readings. As you can see there are distinct coordinates of chaos on the stability locus of the flight path. The pauses and directional flavor of the Flight of the centiSperm led to group quizzical guesses as to what the 4D trail might imply.