Events

Upcoming and past events

  • [C]Biomodd 2.0 at Philipine Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010 UPOU features Biomodd during the Third Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010  July 22-25 at the World Trade Center Manila. This is made possible by  students ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2010, 3:11 AM by Diego S. Maranan
  • The "Mini" Biomodd installation at the Youth for IT Congress A group of students from UPOU who had been heavily involved with Biomodd [LBA2] designed and built their own version for a youth-themed IT conference at the University of ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2010, 9:26 PM by Diego S. Maranan
  • Angelo and Biomodd at TED! Angelo Vermeulen was selected as a TED 2010 Fellow! Woohoo! Diego feels particularly proud about writing the reference letter for him. Check out these a few of these photos.
    Posted Feb 20, 2010, 7:12 PM by Diego S. Maranan
  • Talk for European Space Agency: Fusing technology and organic life In March 2009, Angelo Vermeulen gave a talk about his science/art projects for ESA’s MELiSSA research group. His talk focused on Biomodd. MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2010, 4:30 PM by Diego S. Maranan
  • Biomodd [LBA2] Second and Final Exhibit The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and the Biomodd [LBA2] Team, in cooperation with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, are pleased ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2010, 12:28 AM by Diego S. Maranan
  • Los Baños Exhibit Opening The Chancellor of UP Los Baños, the Chancellor of UP Open University, Angelo Vermeulen, and the Biomodd [LBA2] Team cordially invite members of the public to Biomodd [LBA2 ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2010, 12:43 AM by Diego S. Maranan
  • Biomodd Lab: Open Showing for the UPOU Community Dear UPOU staff, faculty, students, alumni, supporters, and community members, please join the Biomodd [LBA2] Team before the installation opens this August at the UP Los Baños Student Union ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2009, 7:23 PM by Diego S. Maranan
  • An Affair Gastronomique! Having started as a little-known “secret restaurant” in Quezon City, Ninyo has become a gem of a dining haven, boasting of fine French and Japanese fusion cuisine. This year ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2009, 10:31 PM by Diego S. Maranan
  • The Biomodd Computer Drive       Biomodd [LBA2] would like to thank everyone who attended and donated computers during the computer drive last May 23 at Green Papaya Art Projects! Click here to see what we ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2010, 8:57 PM by Diego S. Maranan
  • The Biomodd Summer Party: A Benefit        Biomodd [LBA2] thanks everyone who attended our fundraising party last April 17 at the M Cafe in Greenbelt. Help an artist today. Party with us on April 17, Friday ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2010, 8:55 PM by Diego S. Maranan
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[C]Biomodd 2.0 at Philipine Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010

posted Aug 8, 2010, 2:14 AM by J. Aleta Villanueva   [ updated Aug 8, 2010, 3:11 AM by Diego S. Maranan ]

UPOU features Biomodd during the Third Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010  July 22-25 at the World Trade Center Manila. This is made possible by  students of MMS 198 and CWTS 1 under the supervision of professors Al Librero and Aleta Villanueva, with Christian Benjie Flores (AA Student) as project coordinator. Prof Al Librero shares more in an open forum-discussion. Check this out: Public Presentations

Special thanks to [C]Biomodd team members, student volunteers and UPOU staff, Faculty of Education and Office of the Chancellor.

The "Mini" Biomodd installation at the Youth for IT Congress

posted Mar 5, 2010, 9:07 PM by Diego S. Maranan   [ updated Mar 5, 2010, 9:26 PM ]

A group of students from UPOU who had been heavily involved with Biomodd [LBA2] designed and built their own version for a youth-themed IT conference at the University of the Philippines.  See the blog entries that these students made about their experience.

Angelo and Biomodd at TED!

posted Feb 20, 2010, 7:06 PM by Diego Maranan   [ updated Feb 20, 2010, 7:12 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]

Angelo Vermeulen was selected as a TED 2010 Fellow! Woohoo! Diego feels particularly proud about writing the reference letter for him.

Check out these a few of these photos.

Talk for European Space Agency: Fusing technology and organic life

posted Feb 20, 2010, 4:26 PM by Diego Maranan   [ updated Feb 20, 2010, 4:30 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]

In March 2009, Angelo Vermeulen gave a talk about his science/art projects for ESA’s MELiSSA research group. His talk focused on Biomodd. MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) has been conceived as a micro-organisms and higher plants based ecosystem intended as a tool to gain understanding of the behaviour of artificial ecosystems, and for the development of a future regenerative life support system for long term manned space missions, e.g. a lunar base or a mission to Mars.

(Left: Angelo with Pierre Rebeyre, head of ESA's Life Support division)

Biomodd [LBA2] Second and Final Exhibit

posted Aug 19, 2009, 1:00 AM by Lai del Rosario   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 12:28 AM by Diego S. Maranan ]


The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and the Biomodd [LBA2] Team, in cooperation with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, are pleased to present the second and final exhibition of Biomodd [LBA2] in the Philippines. The show opens September 1, 2009, Tuesday, 6:00 pm at mcad (Museum of Contemporary Art and Design) and runs until September 25.

Biomodd is an interactive and collaborative art project that integrates nature and technology. One of aims of the project is to create an art installation in which different forms of plant life coexist with a fully functioning computer system. This system is built almost entirely from recycled computers, and plant growth is stimulated by the excess heat of the working electronics. Visitors can interact with the art installation by playing a multiplayer computer game that runs on this hybrid system.

An idea by Belgian biologist-turned-artist Angelo Vermeulen, Biomodd is now an international collaboration, with installations being set up in different countries. The first version was made in Athens, Ohio in 2007 when Vermeulen was artist in residence at the Ohio University's Aesthetic Technologies Lab . At present, Biomodd is in the Philippines and was produced and first exhibited in Los Baños. Other Biomodd versions will soon be launched in Singapore and Brazil.

mcad is housed in the School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde at 950 P. Ocampo St. Malate, Manila. The 1,500 square meters of exhibion space aims to facilitate circumstances in which inventive and activist individuals can work together on common and related ideas. View the location on Google Maps.


RSVP:
Lai del Rosario 09175718629
www.biomodd.net/rsvp

Los Baños Exhibit Opening

posted Jul 30, 2009, 8:01 AM by Diego S. Maranan   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 12:43 AM ]



The Chancellor of UP Los Baños,
the Chancellor of UP Open University,
Angelo Vermeulen,
and the Biomodd [LBA2] Team


cordially invite members of the public to


Biomodd [LBA2]
Exhibit Opening


Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 6:00 pm
Student Union Building
UPLB, College, Laguna







































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Biomodd Lab: Open Showing for the UPOU Community

posted Jul 17, 2009, 3:51 AM by Diego S. Maranan   [ updated Jul 19, 2009, 7:23 PM ]

Dear UPOU staff, faculty, students, alumni, supporters, and community members, please join the Biomodd [LBA2] Team before the installation opens this August at the UP Los Baños Student Union Building. 

Learn more about the crazy things that have been going on in this space that our Team members fondly call "The Lab". See lumot and motherboards like you've never seen them before. Be amazed at how we haven't blown up anything. 

July 21, 4-5 pm
Oblation Hall
UPOU Headquarters
College, Los Baños

An Affair Gastronomique!

posted May 29, 2009, 3:20 AM by Catherine Young   [ updated Jul 18, 2009, 10:31 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]

Having started as a little-known “secret restaurant” in Quezon City, Ninyo has become a gem of a dining haven, boasting of fine French and Japanese fusion cuisine. This year marks a milestone in the history of the restaurant as executive Chef Niño Laus takes the standards of fine dining to the next level.

On Friday, 31 July 2009, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine, in cooperation with Barton & Guestier, will officially open its doors with An Affair Gastronomique! On this exclusive 8-course dégustation, Ninyo will take you on a journey to the French countryside while reminding you of its Japanese inspirations. Guests will also enjoy a shadow theatre performance by Anino Shadowplay Collective, and a special multi-media performance by artist Tengal Drilon. To top it all off, wine lovers will be treated to a wine-tasting session with the restaurant’s own sommelier.

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine is located at 66 Esteban Abada Street Loyola Heights, Quezon City (behind Katipunan Avenue). Cocktails start at 6pm.

For seat reservations, contact Ninyo at 426-0301 or Lai del Rosario at 0917-5718629, or email biomoddlba2@gmail.com. PhP2500 per person. A group of 4 gets a 10% discount and an additional bottle of Barton & Guestier.

Special thanks to Baileys, Hershey’s and the Philippine Orchid Society.
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Uni wrapped in puff pastry with wasabi aioli sauce

Duet of oysters - oyster shooter and wasabi fried oyster

Mesquite-smoked duck breast skewers wrapped in cotton candy frost with grilled watermelon served with mixed greens in cranberry ponzu dressing

Cream of nori and carrot soup

Sake steamed dory fillet on spinach with assorted mushrooms topped with a spaghetti of fried dory


Yuzu calamansi sorbet

Miso-braised U.S. Short ribs set on wasabi mashed potato

Valrhona chocolate rice pudding roll with Laguna white cheese drizzled with Baileys cream sauce





Payment Options

PNB UP DILIMAN
Account Number: 393458700010
Account Name: Diego Maranan and Malaya del Rosario


BPI Kalayaan
Account Number: 1999-0478-38
Account Name: Malaya del Rosario

Western Union
Receiver: Malaya del Rosario
Address: Teachers Village West, Quezon City

Visa / Paypal (online payment)



Please do not forget to bring your deposit slip on the day of the event. You can also email a scanned copy to biomoddlba2@gmail.com.

The Biomodd Computer Drive

posted May 29, 2009, 3:18 AM by Catherine Young   [ updated Mar 5, 2010, 8:57 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]

 
 
 
Biomodd [LBA2] would like to thank everyone who attended and donated computers during the computer drive last May 23 at Green Papaya Art Projects! Click here to see what we got.



WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER PARTS. Just e-mail lai[dot]delro[at]gmail[dot]com and let us know where and when we can pick up your computers.

Special thanks to: University of the Philippines Open University, Informatics, UP Circuit, Green Papaya, Haliya Light Fruit Wine, VuQo Vodka, Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs.

The Biomodd Summer Party: A Benefit

posted May 29, 2009, 3:17 AM by Catherine Young   [ updated Mar 5, 2010, 8:55 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]


 

 
 
 
Biomodd [LBA2] thanks everyone who attended our fundraising party last April 17 at the M Cafe in Greenbelt.



Help an artist today. Party with us on April 17, Friday, 10pm, at M Cafe Greenbelt 4, Makati (across Ayala Museum) as we create art, serve custom-made summer cocktails, and flaunt cool graphic t-shirts.

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This event is open to all. Spread the word! Bring your friends!

The Biomodd Project welcomes online donations. We accept PayPal and all major credit cards.

View photos from the event.

We thank Mr. Gerard delos Santos for taking photos.

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