M2A™:The Fantastic Voyage

M2A Preliminary Sketch (No Audio) from Stefani Bardin on Vimeo.

M2A™:The Fantastic Voyage is an immersive installation built around the first ever clinical study to use the M2A™ Capsule and SmartPill wireless gastroenterology devices to look at how the human body responds to processed versus whole foods. The M2A™ Capsule records video (in the form of a Quick Time Movie file) and the SmartPill collects time, pressure, and pH data both from within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

I have been working with gastroenterologist Dr. Braden Kuo of Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (with additional support from Nutritionist Lisa Sasson at NYU) to enact two initial investigative trial using both of the pills.

The first trial took place June 25th 2011 and was the first time that this technology was used in concert with food to investigate and examine the impact of certain comestibles on the GI tract. The second trial occurred on September 10th 2011. While the videos are compelling more trials need to be conducted in order to assess scientific conclusions.

We have recently received funding to finish the study over the next year to run the trial 25 more times in order for the data to be deemed scientifically valid. These trials commence in May of 2013.


This project has been guided with support and assistance from:

Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Roddy Schrock Jamie O’Shea, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Steve Kurtz, Diane Hatz, Andes Sprout Society, Goran Kajan,


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