Study: Bioluminescence

    The final component is the application of bioluminescence This will provide a series of transformative and emergent experiences that capture the feelings of surprise and unpredictability of the immersive gaming experience, but will produce them within the collective public spaces of the project. These bioluminescent effects will offer the user an actual feeling of fluidity and movement within the space and allow for the feeling of Lat being in the presence of the VR soon as one enters the space. There are many different types of creatures that produce bioluminescence, ranging from squids, jellies, plants, plankton, and others. These are used as a means of a defense, camouflage, food location, prey attraction, and communication. Jellies and squids quickly change their luminescence by muscle-controlled morphological changes within their bodies. Most bioluminescent light is blue or green, while loosejaw species can create red light. Bioluminescence can also be artificially produced in plants by splicing firefly genes into the genetic code of the plants. This results in plants that do not just absorb light but also produce it.

       Bioluminescence according to John Lee is defined as the emission of light from a living organism that performs some a living organism that performs some biological function. In temperate and tropical climates the firefly is the most frequently encountered example of light produced by live organisms. The myths about the origin of fire came from the “burning of the sea”, ocean “phosphorescence”, which we now know to be due to bioluminescent plankton or dinoflagellates. Aristotle was the first to record detailed observations and to recognize the self-luminosity of bioluminescent organisms and that it was not due to or causing heat, contrasting with the light from a candle flame. In Principia Philosophia (1644) Aristotle presented explanations for the various forms of luminescence, such as light from sea-water arising on vigorous disturbance by the oars of a boat, or the bioluminescence of fish as due to particles of salt penetrating the pores. Bartholin (1616-1680), a Danish physician, proposed that light was present in all things, the shining of a leg of lamb in a marketplace, sparks from rubbing together steels, from hair, clothing, minerals, plants, fish, and so on, some being from bioluminescence, others we now know to be from friction, reflection, or iridescence. oxygen is an essential requirement for respiration of living creatures and bioluminescence. light from most bioluminescence systems may only dim and not extinguish, due to extremely small amounts of oxygen still support the emission, and when the oxygen is removed for some short period, the reaction precursors build up and produce a burst of reaction to luminescence when the oxygen is added.

    Bioluminescence should not be confused. with fluorescence and phosphorescence. Fluorescent molecules do not produce their own light; they absorb photons, the mechanism and regulation of bioluminescence differ among various groups. Bacteria and some other systems emit light continuously, and in many others, luminescence occurs as flashes, Bioluminescent bacteria are common in the ocean, particularly in temperate to warmer waters. Most of the planktonic forms are bioluminescent, including 91% of planktonic siphonophore genera, while for unknown reasons it is rare among certain other groups, like the species of benthic hydroids that do not produce medusae. Squids can produce an impressive variety of luminescent displays. Where in the experiment jellies were Animated on blender showing the bioluminescence of the jellyfish as they swam within the waters. With the fluidity of its motion and light luminating within and changing as it moved. Then there was a sculpture made from bathmat and plastic coral of the jellyfish showing the colors of the jelly and when light filtered within the sculpture piece one see is the reflected light luminating within.