Awesome Ottawa

Cellfie

Together with Artengine, Awesome Ottawa is giving two special $1000 Awesome Maker awards to support exhibitors at next month’s Maker Faire at Landsdowne Park. The second of the two is to Tina Haase and Dan Modulevsky, for the production of “cellfies” of attendees.

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“Images posted in Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook all provide a sense of one’s self to the world,” says Tina. “But what do we truly know about ourselves? What if we were to take a look from a new perspective? Observing ourselves in the micro-world provides us with an in-depth look at what we are truly made of.” Tina and Dan will show off high-resolution images of our true “cell-ves,” as well as encourage and assist attendees to produce “cellfies” using their own cheek cells.

Tina is a post-doctoral fellow and Dan is a PhD student, both at the University of Ottawa. You can follow their project at cellfie.ca.

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