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MuShell: The Music of the Sea Snails

A guest contribution By Daniel Viladrich Herrmannsdoerfer, Charlotte Roschka, Julia Stein, Daniel El-Assal, Anton Michel & Enver Felix Loayza Mora in Medien und Storytelling

08.06.2022

In the warm seabeds of this world live unique predators. Despite their slow crawl they hunt for prey with poisonous spikes. With all kinds of dots, stripes and fractals they paint their shells. We are talking about the cone and olive snails, which have fascinated people for thousands of years until today.

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Tangible digitization

By Tina Schneider in Media and Storytelling

12.05.2022

A current Mediasphere For Nature research project not only examines the topic “accessibility”, but also provides an innovative example of how to re-use our in-house collection objects. The focus is on a small inhabitant of our native wildlife: the dor beetle.

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Hacking the Ehrenberg Collection

By Jens Dobberthin

21.03.2022

For the current edition of the cultural hackathon Coding da Vinci we have contributed over 3000 historical drawings of microorganisms by famous researcher Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg . Read more about how to use and remix it in this blog post.

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Tactile crocodile at Exponatec in Cologne

By Tina Schneider in Events

17.12.2021

Our accessible crocodile model was again able to inspire trade fair visitors. The model was exhibited for three days at the most important trade fair for museums in Europe, the EXPONATEC COLOGNE.

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Snail Sounds from Patterns

By Christel Clerc & Nadja Tata in Media and Storytelling

10.12.2021

In the project MuShell – Music of the Shell, students from the TU Berlin make the diversity of patterns in nature audible. Inspired by the visual association between cylinder music boxes and conical snails, they transform the patterns of snail shells from the mollusk collection into musical scores. In doing so, they open up a new sonic approach to the collection and create 3D models for creative reuse.

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Accessible crocodile model at FOCUS conference

By Tina Schneider in Events

04.11.2021

Our tactile crocodile was on the road! At this year’s FOCUS conference, the accessible model of a saltwater crocodile was presented to an interested audience of museum experts.

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Data portal: Update

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

08.10.2021

We used the summer break and updated the data portal. We briefly present the most important changes here.

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Your Ocean Sound – Portrait: Artur Sommerfeld

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

22.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this last post of our series, we introduce you to participant Artur Sommerfeld.

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Your Ocean Sound – Portraits: Cathal Kerins und Alexandra Tamayo

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

16.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this post, we introduce you to participants Cathal Kerins and Alexandra Tamayo.

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Your Ocean Sound - Portrait: Francisca Rocha Gonçalves

By Christel Clerc in Media and Storytelling

10.06.2021

In spring of this year, we organized the hackathon „Your Ocean Sound“ . 130 audio files with biotic and abiotic ocean sounds inspired the participants to create almost 30 compositions. In this post, we introduce you to participant Francisca Rocha Gonçalves.

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