Fugue: An Interactive Immersive Audiovisualisation and Artwork Using an Artificial Immune System

  • Peter J. Bentley
  • Gordana Novakovic
  • Anthony Ruto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3627)


Fugue is the result of a collaboration between artist, musician and computer scientists. The result is an on-going project which provides a new way of communicating complex scientific ideas to any audience. Immersive virtual reality and sound provide an interactive audiovisual interface to the dynamics of a complex system – for this work, an artificial immune system. Participants are able to see and interact with immune cells flowing through a lymphatic vessel and understand how the complex dynamics of the whole are produced by local interactions of viruses, B cells, antibodies, dendritic cells and clotting platelets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Bentley
    • 1
  • Gordana Novakovic
    • 1
  • Anthony Ruto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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